In the past few years the threat of terrorism has been an unavoidable constant in news coverage, both domestic and internationally. According to Reuters, the number of attacks resulting in fatalities in Western Europe has risen from two in 2014 to 23 and 30 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. It’s not a surprise that families have concerns over sending their children abroad. “My family
As first-year and transfer students are moving onto campus for the first time and attending First Days activities, 50 sophomores, juniors and seniors are doing the same, but abroad. This semester, there are 29 students in Italy, eight in Ireland, five in England, four in New Zealand, and one person each in Germany, France, Spain and Chile. Four of these students shared how they
This semester I am studying at the University of Essex in Colchester, England. It is an hour northeast of London by train. Here on campus live roughly 13,000-day students from over 140 countries, making it a very large and diverse campus. One of my favorite aspects of campus is meeting someone for the first time and being surprised by the accent escaping their mouths.
Before coming to the United Kingdom (UK), I heard that many food items in Europe had fewer preservatives than in the United States which led to them being healthier. The American students and I came to the conclusion that fewer preservatives are why there are quicker expiration dates. We have not only been trying the food from grocery stores but also UK restaurants. We