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Take courage.

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By lynnweee | Views [20] | Scholarship Entry

"The world is not how you imagine it to be..." were the words echoed through the mouth of my loving father. All he wanted was to show me how diverse the "outside" world was, in comparison to my little world of rainbows and unicorns that I was raised in.... Read more >

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London '13

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By wanderlustandmadness | Views [16] | Scholarship Entry

I’m sitting in a studio that reeks of cigarettes and overnight kebab, my jaw is aching from yawning excessively. I’m working on 4 essays that are due next week, and I finally convince my friend to exit her duvet cocoon and accompany me to Subway - I heard ... Read more >

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A Humbling Journey

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By samiroberts | Views [24] | Scholarship Entry

With fear I knew I was not where I needed to be, as my optimistically blue suitcase and I rolled down the barren platform behind the only other woman who’d gotten off the train. She informed me that I had just stepped off into Clynderwen, a town in Wales ... Read more >

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Reflections of the Mirror and the Mind

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By sawyerms | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

Bathrooms are rarely glamorous. The bathrooms at London’s Stansted airport are no exception. Standing at the sink, I casually filled a cup with water. I glanced at the line of women that would surely judge me for what I would do next. I drank the water ... Read more >

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Greenwhich, Where East Meets West

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [49]

WE DECIDED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WONDERFUL sunshine and head to Greenwich and the ferry is a good way to travel while combining London’s sights without the crowds of the sightseeing boats.  Big Ben tolled ten times as the ferry slid into ... Read more >

When Live Gives you Lemons (Take 2)

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By akramer | Views [24]

Please bare with me for my first world rant, but what modern major airport still makes you pay for wifi?! The answer: London-Hethrow. The first time I wrote this post I used the free 45 minuet wifi, and after calling the bank, talking to my mother about ... Read more >

Anxiety in Bath

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By staceyki | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

I wish we had skipped Bath altogether. Not because I didn’t want to see and explore it, but because it was where I had my first ever anxiety attack. The sun was setting as we left Glastonbury, and it was well hidden by our arrival into Bath. Our next ... Read more >

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The first time I travelled abroad...

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By hungerfortravel | Views [17] | Scholarship Entry

The fabulous birthday present from my grandparents was a return ticket, even though I wished I could stay, to the UK. I fell in love with the country.It was a month in my life I would have over and over again. Everything is different, from the smells ... Read more >

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Free Stuff: The British Museum and British Library

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [45]

THE BRITISH MUSEUM HAS ONE OF THE FINEST collections in the world, between six and eight million artifacts courtesy of the Empire’s rapacious explorers and collectors of the 19 th Century.  We returned today In search of the remaining 35 ... Read more >

A walk to St Paul's

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By magneticanger | Views [78] | Scholarship Entry

The Millennium Bridge brought me from the south bank of the Thames to the north almost to steps of the cathedral. My skin was heated by the August afternoon sun and chillness of the medieval stone walls cooled it at the entrance. I bought a ticket and ... Read more >

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The First Time I was away from home

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By therice | Views [26] | Scholarship Entry

My journey started at the Columbus International Airport, where I would be leaving the United States for the first time and depart on my 12 day adventure across Europe. My first destination was the place I have always dreamed of going to, London. When ... Read more >

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Tube ride to Fulham Broadway

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By natashagan | Views [28] | Scholarship Entry

I stood on the tube (the London subway) platform, wearing my Chelsea Football Club jersey, waiting for my train to Fulham Broadway. I was still unable to fully appreciate that I was going to watch my favorite football club play at their home stadium, ... Read more >

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A New Perspective

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By jungle_girl_abroad | Views [20] | Scholarship Entry

I have long since forgotten the first time I saw Constitution hill and walked down to Buckingham Palace. Childhood visits merge with TV, film and press recollections on that well worn, tree lined path. The first time I saw Iman, however, will be forever ... Read more >

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Last day in London was my first day in London

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By iuliia-vorobiova | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

That was my really last day in this city. I have spent here just a week that is not a lot but kind of ready to move on. Seven days of every day walking, feeling tired and sometimes lonely. I felt like I went to all kind of museum tried all kind of food ... Read more >

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One night in London

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By afavela | Views [23] | Scholarship Entry

“THIS IS PICCADILLY CIRCUS”, the English accent on the tube proclaims as we make our way to our first gay club in London. We are a diverse group. I’m from Chicago. My friends Sarah and Eman hail from New York. Joanne is Belgian, and Selene is Italian.... Read more >

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