Study Abroad

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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Monthly Wrap-Up

JUNE 2018 | Wrap-Up

What a wild month of June it was! So much has happened recently that I don't even know where to begin. (I know I say something like this every month, but this time I really mean it!). Here's what I've been up to: In June I read a total of 5 books: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by… Continue reading JUNE 2018 | Wrap-Up

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MAY 2018 | Wrap-Up

You know what they say: "April showers bring May flowers..." Well, this past month of May was certainly in full bloom! From making it over halfway through Trinity term, doing the usual summertime-in-Oxford activities, and hosting friends and family when they come to visit, I've barely had time to breathe lately. May was a whirlwind… Continue reading MAY 2018 | Wrap-Up

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APRIL 2018 | Wrap-Up

T.S. Eliot famously wrote in The Waste Land that "April is the cruelest month." Fortunately, this particular month of April has been remarkably kind to me! Between traveling, spending time with friends, starting a new term, and planning for some exciting days to come, this past month was filled with moments that I know I won't soon… Continue reading APRIL 2018 | Wrap-Up

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MARCH 2018 | Wrap-Up

{When you realize half way through April that you forgot to schedule your March wrap-up before you left to travel for two weeks... oops! Better late than never, right?!} It's official, folks: we're one-fourth of the way through 2018! I'm pretty sure I say this literally every month, but it's so hard to believe that… Continue reading MARCH 2018 | Wrap-Up

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Student Accommodations | Holly Goes Abroad

Spring break is officially here! Since I'll be staying in Oxford for the next six weeks in between traveling, I thought I would talk a little bit about where I live and how the experience has been thus far. The majority of students at Mansfield College live on campus, but the visiting students and a… Continue reading Student Accommodations | Holly Goes Abroad

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FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Happy March! It's that time once again to look back on the last month's books, favorites, adventures, and highlights. I'm just going to ignore the fact that it's March already and spring has basically already arrived in England which means we're getting closer to summer... but enough looking ahead! Here's what I was up to… Continue reading FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

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My Year Abroad Is.. HALF OVER?! | Holly Goes Abroad

Yes, you read that title correctly: I'm officially halfway through my year abroad!! *screams internally* How can this be so? Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday that I was walking through Oxford for the first time, lugging my suitcase behind me and wondering how I would ever learn my way around… Continue reading My Year Abroad Is.. HALF OVER?! | Holly Goes Abroad

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Extracurricular Activities | Holly Goes Abroad

Back in the States, there's one aspect of high school and college that people seem to prize most of all: extracurricular activities. Be it sports, honor societies, clubs, performance groups, or community service, American academic institutions send a very clear message that they expect you to be busy at all times. Is this a uniquely American view,… Continue reading Extracurricular Activities | Holly Goes Abroad

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Oxford Union | Holly Goes Abroad

Today I'd like to talk about a wonderful, fascinating, and controversial aspect of Oxford University: the Oxford Union. Founded in 1823, the Oxford Union is a hub for debate and speech both by students and guest speakers alike. Each week there are a plethora of events, from celebrity speakers and formal debates to pub quizzes… Continue reading Oxford Union | Holly Goes Abroad