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High Tea and Guinness: Pre-Edinburgh Travels

Today is September 16, almost a month into the semester at Georgetown, but it’s only my second day of classes at the University of Edinburgh. The past two and a half weeks have been so full of traveling, meeting new … Continue reading

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Conflict in Northern Ireland

I spent one of my past weekends on another trip organized by my university’s International Students’ Society – this time to Derry and Belfast, which are both cities in Northern Ireland. It took me awhile to realize that I was … Continue reading

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Raise Your Hand If You’re a Finance Major

Today marks the end of my fourth week here at Oxford. The program is almost over, but that is not all that this week marks. It was also our last week of business visits. Although the Oxford Program consists of … Continue reading

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My First Tutorial

I came to Oxford with over 100 pounds of luggage and much more apprehension.   Three eight-week trimesters that cram every aspect of chemistry in excruciatingly detailed lectures and problem sets that seem as endless as the reading.  Although six weeks … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Oxford in Three Parts

Writing this post has been on my to-do list ever since I returned to the States on 19 June at the conclusion of one indescribable academic year at Oxford. I actually first drafted the contents of this post on paper, … Continue reading

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General Election Madness

One of the things that I have not done a particularly good job of while studying abroad is discussing, in depth, those things that the United States and the United Kingdom do not have in common.  For this, I can … Continue reading

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Malin v. the Tutorial System, Round Three

You would think that, after having survived it twice already, re-acclimating to the Oxford academic cycle would be something approaching a cinch. The thing is — it might have, had a certain volcano not disrupted European air travel for a … Continue reading

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A Transatlantic Political Divide

*dusts off blog* After a long hiatus, greetings, again, from Oxford! I realise I’ve done a rather awful job of updating from the City of Dreaming Spires (or, as a friend of mine back at Georgetown called it, the City … Continue reading

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Andy Murray; Or, Tales from a “United” Kingdom

Oh goodness, it has been a while since my last post, hasn’t it?  Many, many apologies, though let that stand as a testament to just how busy Oxford manages to keep its students.  I am currently nearing the midpoint of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Oxford Bubble: London and Bath

Oh dear, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Since I last blogged, I somehow managed to survive the last week of Michaelmas Term, drag my excessively heavy suitcase back to the States, and spent the first week of my Christmas … Continue reading

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