Fairy Tale of London

Dear reader, I know, I know, it’s only November but I’m always ready for festivities – it is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year – and here at GEO, we never gatekeep! What follows are my favourite things to do in and around London at this time … Continue Reading

“There’s No Frigate Like a Book to Take us Lands Away”

Dear Reader, Before we begin, I’ll save you a Google: a ‘frigate’ is a “medium-sized, square-rigged warship”, you’re welcome 😉. The above quote is the opening line to an Emily Dickinson poem and, quite frankly, I couldn’t agree more! For a certain obvious reason, I haven’t travelled very much in … Continue Reading

Where in London do Londoners go?

Hello again, Reader, Now that we’ve gotten to know each other a little better, I feel it’s time for me to share my most controversial study abroad opinion: There’s nothing wrong with being a tourist when you’re in another country. If you want to do a bus tour of the … Continue Reading

“What could be more amazing than a musical?”

Hello, hello, hello! As you will have gleaned from the title of this post (brownie points for all those that get the reference!), I am a fan of musical theatre. Therefore, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend to you what I consider to be the best of what’s … Continue Reading

Parliament Past and Present

We enter Parliament through its oldest surviving section, Westminster Hall. The sudden quiet is bracing, as the building’s six-foot-thick stone walls insulate us from the busy background hum of London. This imposing space invites solemn reflection on the past and a bit of unabashed rubbernecking too.  It was the largest … Continue Reading

Great James Street

We’re based on this beautiful street in Bloomsbury, in the Borough of Camden. Most buildings around us date back to 1720.

Tea and Cake

Tea and cake is a food staple in London! Luckily we have an amazing tea room just round the corner!

Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat is a mountain on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. Every semester we take our students on a three-day visit to this beautiful city.

The River Thames

The Thames was once one of the busiest rivers in the world. Today it’s rather less congested, but is still very much the heart of London.


The BBC is a British institution and known throughout the world, so we aim to take our News Journalism students there during the summer.