The First Step Abroad: Being First-Gen in London

As the first in her family to go to an American college, Alicia faced many of the same challenges as first generation students. Then she decided to study abroad.

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College vs. Uni: 4 Differences Between the American and English University Systems

Experiencing a new culture abroad also means navigating a totally distinct academic system. At University College London, Alicia learned this the hard way.

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Sights and Society: Remembering the History as a Tourist

An IFSA-Butler excursion to the Scottish Highlands taught Megan an important lesson about tourism: beautiful places may not always have a beautiful history.

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Navigating Faith in a Post-Faith Society

As a devout Christian in London, a city her study abroad staff described as “post-faith,” Alicia has some concerns about fitting in–but also some high hopes!

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Why I Chose to Make Friends Outside Edinburgh’s Queer Community

Study abroad is almost like freshman year all over again, so Megan decided to step away from the community she was familiar with and explore new ways to make friends.

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