Archive for Matt Heffernan

A farewell to drams

A farewell to drams

Posted On: April 27, 2015

I have undeniably found a home in Scotland over my academic year here. [...]

From Belgium to London: A vignette of spring break travel, part 2

From Belgium to London: A vignette of spring break travel, part 2

Posted On: April 09, 2015

Soon enough, we docked at Dover, but the foot passenger exit still took a while to open. Chomping [...]

From Belgium to London: A vignette of spring break travel, part 1

From Belgium to London: A vignette of spring break travel, part 1

Posted On: April 03, 2015

This blog is the first of a two part series. Some preliminary notes: the Drapers, or the Worshipful [...]

Students and faculty bonded by friendship at St Andrews

Students and faculty bonded by friendship at St Andrews

Posted On: February 23, 2015

The dance floor ebbed and flowed, but at all times I noticed something striking: There was no awkwardness [...]

Absence makes the heart grow stronger

Absence makes the heart grow stronger

Posted On: February 12, 2015

I’m no longer running from class to class or from meeting to meeting, nor am I spending my [...]

‘I make too much eye contact to be a Brit’

‘I make too much eye contact to be a Brit’

Posted On: February 02, 2015

One of the trickiest parts of studying abroad in the UK — particularly at a university with so [...]

Debunking the party line on studying abroad

Debunking the party line on studying abroad

Posted On: November 10, 2014

It’s easy to go into the study abroad process thinking you know what to expect — or at [...]

Vignettes from St Andrews

Vignettes from St Andrews

Posted On: October 30, 2014

If St Andrews upholds one thing, it’s tradition. These traditions range from the wearing of red academic gowns [...]

Self-motivation in the British Isles

Self-motivation in the British Isles

Posted On: October 20, 2014

It seems that while all the traveling and saying yes of last week was all well and good, [...]

The wild isn’t too far away: Touring the Scottish Highlands

The wild isn’t too far away: Touring the Scottish Highlands

Posted On: October 16, 2014

Traveling around Scotland has been the theme of the past two weeks, and in 12 hours, I will [...]