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The Pressure to make and keep Friends : Albany vs. London

The majority of my post-abroad transition phase was done back in my hometown of Hartsdale, New York. At times London feels like a distant memory. Spring 2015 was filled with excitement. I explored England during the weekdays; visiting unique museums and taking touristy selfies at every tube stop. On the weekends I would travel to foreign cities and countries; with…

Until Next Time: The Conclusion & Reflection of Studying Abroad

I can’t fathom that I’m writing this last entry from my bedroom in Hartsdale, New York instead of my dorm room across the pond. It’s like an old and distant part of my life has resumed. Today I drove in my car, went to my old elementary school church and ate dinner at my grandparents’ house. Was I even away…

StRose Strong and New Friends made Across the Pond

Studying abroad forces you to adapt. Your surroundings are foreign. You don’t know many. It’s like freshman year all over again. Thankfully, I had the comfort of being surrounded by eight of the best people Saint Rose has to offer. That would be Scott Carpenter, Dominga Gleason, Melissa Nittolo, Jack McDevitt, Mary Kate Nestor, Omar Henry, and one of my best…

Can I take a nap?

The past month has been a blast filled with entertainment; yet supplemented with hours on airplanes and buses. I suppose all of us are trying to get in our last trips before it is time to say goodbye to Europe. Last week I wrote about traveling to Brussels, Belgium. The week after that I vacationed to Lisbon, Portugal. The week…

Springtime in London and a Quick Weekend in Brussels

While I’m fully aware of the beauty that London withholds, I’m becoming even more enamored with the city as the weather becomes more temperate. It’s averaged around 57 degrees here lately. Instead of bundling up in layers to combat wind and rain, I’m able to wear a t-shirt, cargo shorts and sunglasses. Primrose Hill has become an ideal destination for…