From the urban Arctic to LSE

Whilst typing, I am 10,000 feet up in the air. Looking down, I see a landscape of mountains covered in snow and the sun dipping on the curve of the earth, bathing in a ridiculously beautiful shade of pink. What I see is Northern Norway, the most developed region in the Arctic, my home. From up here, the Arctic […]

November 17th, 2016|Student life, Travel|1 Comment|

Itchy Soles, Itchy Souls: A Trip To Cambridge

On Saturday I took a trip to Cambridge from London, with the intention of seeing a new place that was close enough that I wouldn’t feel guilty to bail on the heaps of work that sat on my desk at home, but far enough that it was distinct from the London hustle and bustle.

I signed up for this trip […]

November 2nd, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|

We met the Queen! (Really)

Two weeks ago, a group of fifty of us General Course students had the opportunity to spend the weekend at Cumberland Lodge. They often say you don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone, and this weekend at Cumberland Lodge reminded me how much I have missed the clean air, silent evenings, and starry night skies that you can […]

October 24th, 2016|Student life, Travel|0 Comments|

A Life in Boxes and Suitcases

I can’t believe that less than nine months ago, I arrived in the UK and London for the first time, in awe of the city’s night lights and the famous landmarks that I’d seen countless of times in the movies and in television shows. Coming out of Heathrow after a dreadfully long immigration queue with two huge bags of […]

Taking time out in the Cotswolds

It’s hard to think of the year of study as anything but study. Study can appear to take over everything, with thoughts about the course materials and what you are learning creeping into every waking moment and, dare I say, the occasional dream. Depending I guess on so many factors, this “immersion” in the content of your studies can […]

April 4th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|

A Pilgrimage to the City of the Beatles

Now that the second term has finished, I feel my time in London is running out. So, I thought I would look back and wrap up my half a year by writing a travelogue of Liverpool, the city of the Beatles (to me, a Beatles enthusiast!). This is also an update of my very first blog post, the London […]

April 1st, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|

Favorite Cities?

A few weeks ago, I trekked to Amsterdam with a few friends. As it was my first time in the city, I wanted to see as much as possible. We visited the Van Gogh Museum, had pancakes, and scoured the city for additional recommendations, not easily gleaned from stock travel guides.

One of these suggestions led us to an incredible […]

February 12th, 2016|London life, Travel|0 Comments|

A Review of Week 2

It’s the end of Week 2, and I feel good. The courses in which I’m enrolled are highly interesting and my extracurricular activities are proceeding well. I am looking forward to a wonderful Lent term!

I headed back to the United States for the four week winter break. It had been a couple of years since I was able to celebrate […]

February 2nd, 2016|Student life, Travel|0 Comments|

Tallinn University Winter School

This winter break, a group of LSE students who study Russian with the LSE Language Centre had the opportunity to visit Tallinn in Estonia, to attend the special Winter School at Tallinn University. Estonia was a very interesting place to visit from a Russian learners’ perspective as there are speakers of both Russian and Estonian – the former being the […]

February 1st, 2016|Student life, Travel|0 Comments|

From London to the Middle East: LSE Can Get You Places

It was forty five Celsius. I was standing, dripping with sweat, bright red in the face, staring at the greenish-brown pool in which Jesus was baptised. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. The rollercoaster of my first year at LSE had catapulted me halfway round the world, planting my feet on the banks of the Jordan River. Soaked and […]

October 5th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments|

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