Cheers!

Here are the 5 best things I saw in London, through pictures! Goodbye England, it has been fun!

Thank You Oxford University and Many More!

Today is the second to last day of our stay England and I am certainly feeling sad about the matter. I’ve learned so much during my time in Birmingham, visiting Birmingham City University, the nearby museums, and meeting so many new faces. While I wish I had more time to expand the knowledge I’ve gained,…

A Day at The Palace

Our trip today involved taking a coach to Oxford and to Blenheim Palace. I had been looking forward to this day because I love castles and palaces, additionally I had looked up Blenheim palace photos before and I was really excited to see it because it looked beautiful. We had been told all week that…

Wish I could fit a baby sheep in my suitcase…

Today we went to Oxford and Blenheim Palace! We started off with traveling on the bus to Oxford. Upon arriving, I was amazed to see all the old, beautiful buildings. Like Stratford upon Avon, all the buildings were old with beautiful architecture. It was interesting to learn that Oxford has produced 28 prime ministers. Also,…

Don’t forget the Oxford comma!

Today was a busy day full of fun and laughter! We woke up and took a bus to Oxford. Upon arrival, we had a tour of the city and it was very interesting to learn that there are 39 colleges in Oxford! Oxford is known as the sites of filming for the famous Alice and…

I Haven’t Seen the Queen Yet…

05/18/2022: Today was a busy day! Our group set out nice and early for Oxford. From Birmingham, it is about a 2-hour drive, but the entire journey was lovely. I am still amazed at how beautiful the English countryside is. Once we arrived in Oxford, we quickly discovered the meaning of the phrase “college town.”…

I Belong in a Palace

Today I felt studious and smart visiting Oxford University. To begin I didn’t even know Oxford was an actual city in England, I thought it was just the name of the university. Furthermore I didn’t know that Oxford wasn’t a university like Pitt is, it’s actually made up of 39 different colleges. Although we saw…

There’s Multiple Oxfords?!

After today, I can officially say I’ve been to Oxford University! With an early morning wake up and a quick snooze on the 2 hour coach ride (it’s just a bus, I know the British term sounds fancy), we arrived in the very beautiful city of Oxford. The first site to see was the Martyr…

Oxford leading us out..

It’s crazy to say that this is my last blog of my trip. I have had so much fun and learned so much. I spent my last learning day in Oxford. There were so many old medieval-like buildings, and tons of people on bikes and motorcycles. We were led again by Tim, who was our…

Gonna Miss You BCU!

Today was presentation day and it was really nerve racking for all of us. There were four groups for presentations and each group had about 12-15 minutes to present what we learned during our time here and the UK and how it compares to the US.  Even though we were very anxious to present I…

Farewell BCU

Today was the final day of spending time and learning at Birmingham City University. While I am sad that my time at BCU has come to an end, the knowledge, mentors, and students I’ve met, and the skills I’ve gained from my peers will always stick with me. Today, at the university, our group presented…

Saying Goodbye is Hard!

Our last day here at BCU wrapped up with group presentations on all of the new information that we’ve learned through our lectures and further research. Leading up to the presentation, I was a mixture of nervous and excited to share our findings. Starting with our original overlying topic, most of our original inquiry questions…