Hilltop Views

ANGERS: Hip-Hip-Hip-Hippopotamus

Staff Blogger

April 1, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

Well, this weekend I had my first European restaurant experience.I know I’ve been here for two and a half months, but I’m on a budget (read: relatively poor), so I usually settle between grocery shopping, kebabs, and snac...

COPENHAGEN –> LONDON

Staff Blogger

March 31, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

Before I left for London, I was excited for warm weather and to be able to once again share in the common language. It turned out to be colder in London than in Copenhagen. And it was much harder to understand people than I expe...

ANGERS: Infection des Sinus: Adventures in French health care

Staff Blogger

March 28, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

Going to the doctor has never been my favorite thing, but then again I can’t think of anyone who perks up at the thought of sitting in Lysol-ed chairs and getting their blood pressure taken.However, it wasn’t until I found...

ANGERS: Finally Getting The Hang Of It

Staff Blogger

March 25, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

It’s that time of year again: I just finished up my advising meeting for the fall semester.That means that there’s not much time left in this semester. In fact, I only have three Mondays left in my semester abroad.I’m not s...

ANGERS: A reflection on French fashion (Four shades of gray)

Staff Blogger

March 20, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

While interning at an English-speaking coffee and tea salon here in Angers called My Favourite Place, I have noticed two things watching people come and go.  A) Most French people like to feed their children hot chocolate and...

PRESTON –> LIVERPOOL: St. Paddy’s Day in the City

Staff Blogger

March 20, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

After spending Valentine’s Day at a train station, I figured why not continue the tradition and spend St. Patrick’s Day there as well? So, a few days ago, I hopped on a train to Liverpool.Initially, the goal was to get to Ir...

ANGERS: The Dos and Don’ts of Budgeting Abroad

Staff Blogger

March 19, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

Money is hard.Even though, in principle, I understand that one euro is not worth as much as one dollar, I rarely am able to apply that when shopping.This has really taken a toll on my budgeting.Since I'm sure there will be man...

ANGERS –> VIENNA: Where’s the Edelweiss?

Staff Blogger

March 12, 2014

Filed under Blogs / Voices Abroad, Viewpoints / Voices Abroad

Somewhere between all the screenings of "The Sound of Music" twice daily, every day of my childhood, I fell in love with a Austria; or, at least, I feel in love with my idea of Austria.So naturally I jumped at the opportunity...

The Student News Site of St. Edward's University
Blogs / Voices Abroad