Archive for Stories From Abroad

Remembering Lincoln’s wit and compassion across the Atlantic

Remembering Lincoln’s wit and compassion across the Atlantic

Posted On: April 16, 2015

Born in the middle of North America, he now stands at the epicenter of a foreign power. Even [...]

Exploring UK on the cheap

Exploring UK on the cheap

Posted On: April 13, 2015

Learning that I would have a month off made me as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning. [...]

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 [...]

Embracing curiosity in Lisbon

Embracing curiosity in Lisbon

Posted On: April 06, 2015

The city was built in a valley that slopes into a bay. Most of the buildings have red [...]

A brush with royalty at the presidential precinct

A brush with royalty at the presidential precinct

Posted On: April 03, 2015

I have never appreciated a spring break more than I did this semester. [...]

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 [...]

Concluding Torpids with a night of tradition

Concluding Torpids with a night of tradition

Posted On: March 26, 2015

The Hertford boathouse reeked of beer. The carpet was stained with red frosting from a Hertford-themed cake, and [...]

Don’t let them know you’re an intern

Don’t let them know you’re an intern

Posted On: March 26, 2015

Internship Advice #1: Apply to a work environment that is understaffed. [...]

Hosting an old friend

Hosting an old friend

Posted On: March 19, 2015

It was 3:00 p.m. on a Monday and after feeling defeated by the relentless British rain, we retired [...]

Bumping for honor

Bumping for honor

Posted On: March 16, 2015

They call rowing races here “bumps racing,” but the sound you hear is more like a crunch. It’s [...]