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My flight to England was cancelled?!?! | Holly Goes Abroad

I'm back with my Holly Goes Abroad feature! This summer I'm sharing some adventures from my recent trip to Oxford. Most of these experiences are incredibly positive; however, it's safe to say that this trip definitely started on the wrong foot. At first everything seemed fine. I was flying over with one of my American… Continue reading My flight to England was cancelled?!?! | Holly Goes Abroad

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Returning to Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

I'm so excited to bring back the Holly Goes Abroad feature! If you've stuck around this blog for a while then you might know that I spent my junior year of college studying abroad at Mansfield College in the University of Oxford in England. Recently I was lucky enough to return to Oxford for a… Continue reading Returning to Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

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So you’ve just come back from studying abroad… now what? | Holly Goes Abroad

If you’ve been following this blog for the past year or so, then you’re probably well aware that I spent the last academic year studying abroad at the University of Oxford in England. Why? Because I talk about it incessantly. Why? Because I had an amazing time. As you can imagine (and as this post… Continue reading So you’ve just come back from studying abroad… now what? | Holly Goes Abroad

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Amsterdam Adventures | Holly Goes Abroad

This summer I'll be sharing adventures from the Big Big Trip through Europe that my friend and I took during our spring breaks. Last week I talked about our days exploring Edinburgh, so today I'll cover the next place we visited: Amsterdam! Amsterdam is one of those cities that seemingly everyone studying abroad in Europe… Continue reading Amsterdam Adventures | Holly Goes Abroad

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Touring the Emirates Stadium in London | Holly Goes Abroad

During Trinity term I was lucky enough to have my brother visit me in Oxford for an entire week. When I asked him what he wanted to do during our day in London, there was one item on his list: tour the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal F.C. I grew up watching my brother play… Continue reading Touring the Emirates Stadium in London | Holly Goes Abroad

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Sherlock Holmes Museum | Holly Goes Abroad

My mother and I have been fans of Sherlock Holmes--both in book and BBC form--for years, so visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum was high on our list of priorities for our trip to London. Located at the actual address of 221B Baker Street, the Sherlock Holmes Museum was founded in 1990 as an homage to… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Museum | Holly Goes Abroad

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Best Cafes to Study at in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

Staying in Oxford over spring break made me discover a new favorite pastime: studying in cafes. During term time I tend to do work in Mansfield College's cafe or in the library, simply because that is where the majority of my friends do their work as well. However, being here over spring break when most… Continue reading Best Cafes to Study at in Oxford | Holly Goes Abroad

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The London Underground | Holly Goes Abroad

Folks, I'm here to tell you that I have discovered my long-lost love: the London Underground. I had never used the tube until a few weeks ago when my friend and I made a spontaneous trip to London for the day (click here to see the resulting bookshop crawl) and now my life has changed.… Continue reading The London Underground | Holly Goes Abroad

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Burns Night (and Haggis?!) | Holly Goes Abroad

A few days ago I had the pleasure of celebrating an interesting and hilariously fun tradition: Burns night. This Scottish tradition is typically celebrated on January 25th in honor of Robert Burns (1759-96), who is considered the national poet of Scotland. There were bagpipes, several toasts, many lines of poetry read in thick Scottish accents, and… Continue reading Burns Night (and Haggis?!) | Holly Goes Abroad

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British vs. American English | Holly Goes Abroad

When I first told my friends and family that I wanted to spend a year abroad in England, many of them tried to reassure me by saying, "Well, at least they don't speak a different language!" Little did they know that sometimes it feels as though it actually is a different language. There is a surprising number… Continue reading British vs. American English | Holly Goes Abroad