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Living in London on a budget

By Sam S.

Published March 4, 2020

It’s almost two months into my study abroad experience and I have picked up on a few budgeting tips! I am used to having an income to help with my everyday expenses, but since I am in a new country and unable to work, I had to adjust a few things. The amount of money…

What they do not tell you about studying abroad

By Meghan A.

Published March 2, 2020

The endless opportunities to travel is one of the reasons I wanted to study abroad. England was always my top choice when looking at programs. Since being here, I have felt a sort of frustration with the expectations I had going into my time abroad. When doing my research, I found that traveling in and…

Top five places to travel to in the U.K. that aren’t London

By Emily S.

Published Feb. 29, 2020

London: one of the most talked about and desired places to visit in the world. When studying abroad in Europe, it might seem natural to make your first trip to the historical and influential cities given the proximity and opportunity presented through study abroad. However, the whole of the U.K. is littered with rich history,…

First month abroad

By Connor Z.

Published Feb. 28, 2020

This month has been such a cultural experience. Upon arriving in Florence, I instantly realized how different everything was. I went to get a pizza and to my surprise, the pizza was not sliced. I began exploring the city and noticed how all the stores are much smaller. The grocery stores are small but have…

Ash Wednesday in Manchester

By Julien B.

Published Feb. 28, 2020

First arriving in Manchester, I was immediately struck by the eclectic architecture on almost every street, especially when in the heart of the university campus. There are sleek ultramodern buildings that look like big glass boxes, and are nestled between the soothing neo-Gothic structures which thrived here in the 19th century. To the naked eye,…

An arctic adventure

By Kadie C.

Published Feb. 27, 2020

This past weekend, I made the two-hour pilgrimage to Tromsø, Norway with my friend Angela – the only other Mizzou student studying at the University of Bergen this semester. Located within the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is one of Norway's northernmost destinations for travelers and tourists, as it is one of the best places to see…

Two months down, two to go!

By Christina T.

Published Feb. 26, 2020

¡Hola¡ It’s been awhile since you were here. In the last month, there has been so much that has happened. I finally found a cafe that I like called Amorino. They also have really good gelato. I stumbled upon a little shop called La Nostra Ciutat, which means "our city" in catalan. It is a…

One stone along this path: First 10 days in Lincoln, New Zealand

By Grace M.

Published Feb. 22, 2020

Whew! Made it. As I write this, I am 10 days into my semester-long stay at Lincoln University, New Zealand. I've flown across the globe in search of warmer weather (for the time being, at least), new people and, as a lecturer put it to a group of us, the meaning of life and where…


By Caitlin K.

Published Feb. 17, 2020

Hi Mizzou! I am a junior studying Interdisciplinary Studies: Women and Gender Studies. Currently, I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain through Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA). I arrived here on January 22. Is it too early to say I’m never leaving? Maybe, but I don’t care. Since the moment I arrived, I have been surrounded…

One month down, four to go!

By Julia G.

Published Feb. 12, 2020

Arriving in Milan, Italy was a whirlwind. At first, my bags did not arrive which was very stressful. I then had to navigate the Italian public transportation system within an hour of arriving, full of jet lag. I had to take a train from the airport, to a metro station, and finally a few stops…