Tag archive for Scotland

Kilts, Ceilidhs, and… Windsurfing? Oh My!

Last weekend was authentically Scottish with plenty of haggis (including some of the best vegetarian haggis in the world, according to one of the Scottish supervisors), bagpiping, kilts, Ceilidh dancing, homemade soup, and a variety of outdoor activities. It involved two nights spent in a…

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An Unexpected Encounter

I spent this past weekend in the Highlands of Scotland. We started out at a farm with sheep and 28 sheepdogs! The dogs were incredibly intelligent. The shepherd whistled and made other noises to signal the dogs to go right and left, crawl, lay down,…

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Scotland Rocks (Literally)

I knew studying abroad in Scotland would be an adventure that I would never forget. What I didn’t know was that it would give me a whole new appreciation for those under-rated things we walk on every single day: rocks. I chose to study abroad…

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We Had A Ball

I must first admit that the title to this post is a play on words. It speaks the actual event that I wish to discuss, St. Andrews Christmas Ball, and the amount of fun that it was. Please forgive me making such a pun; I…

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Sights of St. Andrews

Throughout my time here at St. Andrews I have been an ambassador for America, New England, and the culture I come from. I know that once my time here is done, I will forever be an ambassador for St. Andrews. I plan to take as…

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When In Scotland

Please forgive for me being a wee bit lacking in blogging last week and allow me to make up for it by highlighting a recent event which was distinctively Scottich .   A couple of weeks ago following a disappointing supper in my dining hall,…

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Meeting One of My Idols While Abroad

Ever sinceĀ  I bought my ticket to see The Tallest Man On Earth, aka Kristian Matsson, in Edinburgh on October 27th, I was filled with excitement. He is one of my favorite artists in music today, if not my favorite. I love his ability to…

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Study Abroad in Scotland: My Journey Thus Far (Through Photographs)

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Nick Howard. I am a proud skyhawk who is currently away from the nest for the semester. I am studying abroad at The University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prior to arriving here in town, I journeyed…

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