Tars Abroad

Study abroad: club, cards, and overcommitting

December 1, 2016

Back in Freshers’ Week, we attended the Freshers’ Fair, where clubs—or “societies,” as everyone here calls them—set up tables to recruit new members in the Student Union building. Well, clubs and students advertised inside and outside two buildings, around a field, down by the film building, and pretty much anywhere they could for what must […]

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Trump vs. Clinton vs. Brexit

November 3, 2016

As we write this, we still await our absentee ballots to vote in the upcoming presidential election. We both filled out and mailed in all the appropriate paperwork, and we obsessively pop into the porter’s office to see if they’ve been delivered. Our fingers are crossed that by the time you are reading this, we […]

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Familiar faces in an unfamiliar setting

October 27, 2016

After living and travelling in England for almost eight weeks, we compare and contrast our international experiences with our lives in America more and more. Since both of us have lived in the States our entire lives, coming to Britain has definitely been a change—even though it’s not as radically different as some other countries […]

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A frontline report of Fresher’s Week

October 20, 2016

Think Rollins has an intense orientation week for incoming freshmen? Nope. Nope, not at all. We Americans are tame in comparison to the English tradition of Fresher’s Week. We were taken by surprise at how hard England goes when it comes to welcoming new students, but I guess our first hint should have been the […]

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Around London in eight days

October 5, 2016

Mind the gap. Actually, just mind London in general. Unless, of course, you have slowly been gaining study abroad experience like we have and are totally ready to tackle London head-on (not really, but, we tried). So, what exactly is up with London? We’ve heard about this city all our lives. It’s written on all […]

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The selfie stick dilemma

September 29, 2016

Coming to England has made us realize that we are pretty awful photographers. On our first few trips, we took photos only of the beautiful scenery and buildings. That’s great—but you wouldn’t even know we’ve been to Dove Cottage or the Lake District from our photos. After looking back on those stunning yet Micah-and-Sianna-less pictures, […]

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The wonders of wandering in a foreign country

September 22, 2016

“Not all who wander are lost,” said famous British writer and all around awesome guy J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, guess what? Sometimes you get very, very lost. Or, you surprisingly don’t get lost and end up at a meeting point an hour before you are supposed to be there. Either way, wandering is definitely something that […]

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Studying abroad: not always sunshine and rainbows

September 15, 2016

Climate change is real. Yes, we are about to talk to you about the weather. No, we have not run out of topics, and we aren’t just talking about the weather to hit on you or get out of an awkward conversation. Seriously, if you are used to living in Orlando, Florida, and you move […]

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