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Alex Elsey, ATP Student Ambassador

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Christmas Time While Studying In London

Posted by Alex Elsey, ATP Student Ambassador on Dec 1, 2017 7:07:00 PM

Christmas is my one of my favorite times of year. Some of my favorite movies are always on during Christmas time including Home Alone, Elf and A Christmas Story. My mother always bakes seasonal cookies and we always visit the Christkindlmarket in Chicago to look at the shops, lights and drink some mulled wine. This Christmas will not be like any before; it will be the first time I spend it away from Chicago. London is full of things to do during Christmas time so even though it is different, it is still the best time of year.

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The Awkward Study Abroad Adjustment Period

Posted by Alex Elsey, ATP Student Ambassador on Sep 12, 2017 7:00:00 PM

You know that awkward moment when you don’t know how to greet someone you first meet? Do you just shake their hand? Or do you give them the one arm hand shake and then a one arm hug at the same time? This has happened to me countless times since arriving in the UK but with time you start to learn the different types of greetings. People from the UK typically just go for the hand shake but people from places like Italy, France and Spain give two kisses on the cheek.

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