Posts Tagged ‘Study Abroad’

Pokémon Go Abroad

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017


St. Scholastica is a decent spot for Pokemon and other locations in Duluth are pretty great as well. Being abroad with the English and Theater Department in London, I wasn’t expecting there to be much Pokémon Go but I was wrong! Almost every time I connect to wifi (no data for gaming here) there are tons of pokestops and many of them are lured. I am so thankful that so many of the museums and attractions we are going to have free wifi. I am not playing much but I’ve caught two Mr. Mimes so far. One girl on the trip who has access to data has caught five or more now. It’s cool to see how trends differentiate or stay the same in new places. 

Dining Abroad

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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Hello from Dublin!

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

One of the great things about the London Study Abroad program is that we have our weekends free to travel nearby. Yes, Dublin, Ireland is considered nearby to London! We left this morning at 3:30am and took an Uber to the airport. Our flight was 1.5 hours and we’ve since spent the day exploring Dublin. There is a LOT of construction going on right now so we got mixed up and turned around several times and unfortunately some of the places we wanted to visit were closed because of it too. There was a lot of interesting statues and street art that portrayed famous people from Ireland such as James Joyce and many athletic celebrities. Mostly though, we just spent a lot of time walking and a lot of time eating. If something cool happens tomorrow I’ll report back to you but for now I am absolutely exhausted and need to catch some sleep. 

The London Experience

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

This morning we took a bus tour around the city and got to know the ins and outs of London or at least as best as tourists can. Our tour guide Elenor gave us tons of info about the shopping districts, famous Londoners, war history, historical buildings, and of course all of the Harry Potter film locations. We even got out a few times to enjoy the sites such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St. Michaels Church, up close and personal. At the end of the tour we visited the Tower of London. We got to see where kings slept, guards lived, and where prisoners were tortured. It was really interesting to learn about all of the buildings and how many different functions they’ve served. It even used to be a full zoo at one point in history. After our tours we tested our memory and explored London by foot. We got some sandwhiches for dinner and visited lots of local shops including one called Forbidden Planet. Basically, it was filled with everything fandom you could want. There was tons of Adventure Time! I wanted to take it all with me but I decided there wasn’t enough room in my suitcase for my whole store. All in all it was a good day, even if we were covered in rain.

I’m in London!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

I’m in London! Right now I am traveling with the St. Scholastica English and Theater Department on our London Study Abroad Trip. It’s only been two days and I already feel I have learned so much. Yesterday we took a short walking tour of our neighborhood to familiarize ourselves with local shops and restaurants. We all had dinner together and I got a rump steak and chocolate cake. Then, we headed back to our hotel which has so many stairs but is very cute and London-esqué. It was very strange to go to bed at 8pm (London Time) but it was a looooooong day getting here and we were exhausted. Today, however, was our first full day of adventure. We started the morning with an English breakfast at the hotel then went on a Shakespeare walking tour.

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