Studying Abroad in the UK – First Impressions

This semester I am lucky enough to be spending my time studying in London. Now that I’ve been here a little over a month, I thought it was time to share a couple of my first impressions about studying abroad, London, and the United Kingdom in general. Since I’ve always been a fan of the “good news first” approach let’s start with what I love here.

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Pecan Pie Bites

Once November rolls around my mind immediately turns to the holidays. I love Thanksgiving. Getting together with friends and family for a delicious home-cooked meal is such a wonderful way to end the season. This year I’m hosting a “Friendsgiving” for my housemates at college. It’s a potluck dinner so each of us are in charge of bringing a dish to the celebration. My contribution? The perfect fall dessert – these delicious pecan pie bites.


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3 Steps to Save Money and Graduate Early

As we all know, college is hella expensive: we’re talking buying a house expensive. In-state public colleges average out around $25k a year while private colleges end up costing nearly double, around $50k a year. That’s a lot of money to have invested in your education, especially if, like me, you intend to go on to graduate school.

Now there are a lot of articles out there for new students about how to apply for scholarships or increase your financial aid package, but this article is intended to help those who are already in school. I’ll talk about how you can graduate from college early, saving time and money. I’ve broken this process down into easy to follow steps to set yourself on the path to (early) graduation.

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So You Want to do a Field School?

If you are an anthropology or archaeology major, you have probably debated whether or not you should try to participate in a field school. This past summer I was lucky enough to participate in a field school through my university. Field schools can provide a lot of benefits, such as the opportunity to gain resume-boosting experience in the field. But they are also a significant investment of time and money. This article will follow my experience to help you decide if a field school is right for you.

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