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February 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Oxford has nothing on St. Andrews' Traditions

Traditions of St. Andrews

Being that St. Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland, it is steeped in traditions that you will be able to get involved in as a study abroad student there. The following is a summary of some of those traditions:

Red Gowns: The University is very well known for the academic red gowns worn by students for special occasions. These gowns were introduced in 1672 to distinguish students from the rest of the town residents and are worn differently… Continue

Added by Beth Emrie on February 27, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Hello to anyone who wonders by,

My name is Amanda and I'm currently studying at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. I do hope one day to go to Scotland and would love if it could be through studying abroad.

IFSA-Butler has been my number one pick and it would be great if I would have the oppertunity to go through their program.

If you would like to send any information my way, or just chat just send a message my way and I'll get back to you asap.

Thank you for stopping… Continue

Added by Amanda Keys on February 19, 2009 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

The state of airline food

The following is from To read the original letter sent to Sir Richard Branson regarding food served on one of his planes visit:

In-flight food: Heaven or hell on a tray?

By Emma Clarke


LONDON, England (CNN) -- The "crime scene cookies", "baaji custard" and "sponge shafts" depicted in Oliver Beale's letter of complaint to Virgin Atlantic struck a chord… Continue

Added by Kathleen Gordon on February 12, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

Cambridge spending habits vary from excessively extravagant to almost nothing.

The Cambridge student paper (Varsity) has published the story below on spending habits at Cambridge. The article compares the spending habits within: different colleges of Cambridge (with Fitzwilliam coming is as the place where students spend the least), different subject areas, by gender, etc . . . While some students get by on only 20 pounds per week, others are spending almost 400 pounds per week (and this does not include rent!).

To read the article, follow the link:…


Added by Kathleen Gordon on February 10, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

getting to Sydney

I am going on the group flight on Qantas which leaves from LAX at 11:45 pm!!

Added by Caroline Noser on February 7, 2009 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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