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Britain and Ireland Bucket List

In just around a month’s time our students studying abroad in Britain, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland will touch down and begin their journeys. So, just as we did for the incoming South African students, we at Interstudy have constructed a new ‘Road Less Traveled’ Bucket List, this time focusing on the UK/Ireland region.

From music festivals, to carnivals, to delicious food, this list will ensure our students’ full immersion into this historic region. Again, this is a rough list highlighting just a fraction of what this part of the world has to offer. Definitely try to check off everything on this bucket list, but be sure to add more for yourselves. Cheers!

1. Take a ride on the London Eye and get a bird’s eye view of the city

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London Sightseeing – Off the Beaten Path

London is full of sights to see – Big Ben, Westminster, the London Eye, and the list goes on. On a recent trip to the city, I ventured out to a not-so-touristy tourist site in northwest London, Abbey Road. The site of Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded most of their albums including the famous ‘Abbey Road’, is not well marked or full of the usual gift shops and tourist buses. In fact, the road is quite busy, making it hard to stage a copy of the iconic Beatles album cover. We tried our best though, and with the help of a little photo shop, here’s what we can up with.

Coleman, Resident Director, Britain and Ireland

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Still in the Honeymoon Stage?


I think it’s safe to say that it’s the little differences that really throw you off in a new country. You prepare yourself for things like exchange rates, getting lost, and people driving on the wrong side of the road. But one small change in the McDonald’s menu and you’re left in a state of utter confusion. I’ve promised myself not to make late-night McDonald’s a routine here so I’ve only been once but that one trip was all it took to shake me up a bit. As the woman handed me my chicken nuggets, I asked for ranch. Read more