Category Archives: Study Abroad

Goodbye Oxford

The six weeks have flown by. Today one essay, two tutorials, and the final party are all that stand between me and my flight home. I am already feeling a bit nostalgic about my time in Oxford, and know that … Continue reading

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Blenheim Palace

This Monday Carol and I journeyed to Blenheim Palace, birthplace and once home of Winston Churchill, just 20 minutes outside of Oxford. On the bus ride there, we asked two older women, sitting behind us on the bus, if they knew … Continue reading

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Salisbury and Stonehenge

This past weekend ONeill and Carol and I traveled to Salisbury in order to see the Cathedral and Stonehenge which is just a few miles outside the city. (You can visit Carol’s blog for an alternate and much lengthier accountinflatable … Continue reading

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Hampton Court

Last weekend Virginia Program at Oxford took a field trip to Hampton Court, the once home of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and a young Princess Elizabeth. Hampton Court Palace has an interesting history as it was built by … Continue reading

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London!

Over the past few weekends my friends and I have been to London several times. These trips included a visit to London Tower (saw the crown jewels and the famous ravens), a cruise down the Thames pirate ship jumper, a … Continue reading

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“Sweet” Things

On Friday afternoon I again joined Sweet Briar librarian Julie Kane and Professor Tony Lilly in an exploration of Oxford; first stop: the covered market. I tried Ben’s cookies at the behest of Professor Cathy Gutierrez and they were amazing. … Continue reading

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Wonderland?

Oxford is a town famous for its many pubs, but this Thursday my friends and I wandered outside the city a bit to visit The Perch. Perhaps most famous for being a haunt of author Lewis Carroll (and supposedly part … Continue reading

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The Louvre

Lastly, we visited the amazing Musée du Louvre. The museum is housed in the Palais du Louvre, which has been a used primarily to display France’s art collections since 1682, when Louis XIV chose the Palace of Versailles for his household. The Louvre is home … Continue reading

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Arc de Triomphe & Tour de France

No tour of Paris’s famous monuments would be complete without a visit to the Arc de Triomphe. The arch, which can be seen as you walk up Champs-Élysées, was designed in 1806 in commemoration of Napoleon’s Victories abroad. Inspired by the Roman Arch … Continue reading

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Tomb of Napoleon & Musée de l’Armée

The list of places we visited in Paris included the Napoleon I’s tomb (his body was returned to France, posthumously, in 1860 from Saint Helena where he died in exile). The tomb was appropriately impressive both inside and out. This building, … Continue reading

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