‘Study Abroad’? More Like ‘Holiday Abroad’

While yes this internship can be like a holiday (aka vacation for those who don't speak British), what I really mean is there are holidays abroad. Holidays will vary semester to semester, but everybody will get some holiday abroad. We had three holidays, and since there are conveniently three of us, we're each going to … Continue reading ‘Study Abroad’? More Like ‘Holiday Abroad’

England 101

When it comes to describing America vs. England, I think the jock from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure said it best: "Everything is different but the same... things are more moderner than before... bigger and yet smaller... it's computers... San Dimas High School football rules!” To help you keep track of what is different but the same, … Continue reading England 101

Top 10 Things I Love about England

1. Hall’s Croft. This is one of the Shakespeare family homes that the SBT cares for, and I love it more than life itself. The pied wagtail in all his wingèd glory 2. Birds. Ok, I don’t know what it is, but the birds here seem 100% happier than the birds in Utah. Everywhere I … Continue reading Top 10 Things I Love about England

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Words, words, words cannot express how truly wonderful this internship experience has been, but since words are all I have, they will suffice.   Three and a half months ago I remember boarding a plane having no idea what my summer was going to be like, only knowing that there was going to be a … Continue reading Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Travel Tip #4: Weekend Travel

Stratford-upon-Avon is located in the midlands, making it fairly easy to do some great weekend and day trips. Most places are easily accessible by train or coach, and usually for fairly cheap. Especially if you take advantage of your rail card. Here are some of our favorite places near by, and some tips for getting there, … Continue reading Travel Tip #4: Weekend Travel

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” No, because they’re awful.

Three words: No air conditioning. Because England has a typically temperate to cool climate, air conditioning is simply not a priority over here. If you talk to a Brit about the lack of A/C in the country, they will tell you that it is unnecessary because it only gets hot for like one day out … Continue reading “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” No, because they’re awful.

‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in [Provo] anymore.’ – Living in Stratford-upon-Avon

Living in town so rich with history, tradition, and Shakespeare, there is never a lack of something to do. We have loved our time in this town and thought we would share some of our favorite things to do outside of work. One thing we quickly discovered was our love for taking walks. While this … Continue reading ‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in [Provo] anymore.’ – Living in Stratford-upon-Avon

“London, baby!” – Joey Tribbiani (and us, all the time.)

Just like all of the best sitcoms must have a London episode (namely Friends and Parks and Recreation), so must we have multiple London episodes during our times here. Yes, I am aware that was not a very good tie in, but just bear with me through this post about some of our adventures in … Continue reading “London, baby!” – Joey Tribbiani (and us, all the time.)

Getting out of Stratford: Leeds Edition

The Trust has been really encouraging about us taking time to travel. So long as we give them enough notice, and we ask for their permission, they have been great about giving us time off when we need it. This is particularly helpful for weekend excursions, because it can be slightly complicated trying to get … Continue reading Getting out of Stratford: Leeds Edition