George Gabriel
George Gabriel is a recent graduate of Washington College, a small liberal arts college located in the state of Maryland on America's Eastern Shore, where he focused his research and writing on American History and Political Science. His blog documents the most exciting elements of life in the United States and beyond, through the eyes and keyboard of an inquisitive Englishman.

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Entries by George Gabriel

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2014 | (00:46)

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my...

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Spring Semester for the College at Chester: an Ode to WAC

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2014 | (01:14)

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"Loneliness is getting cold, I need you here in front of me!"

The hourly emails about non-existent spam, the perennially-understocked Dunkin Donuts on High Street, and patchy 4G. The painful absence of late-night dining options besides McDonalds;...

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Why Berlin Is Europe's Most Alluring City

(0) Comments | Posted 4 January 2014 | (00:05)

One of the world's most vibrant and enigmatic places, Berlin is an unmatchable cultural experience that continues to lure people from around the globe. Germany's capital city, which bears the mark of past individuals such as Marx, Hitler, Einstein, Stalin, Gropius, Bismarck, and Bowie, has regularly played host to many...

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The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2013 | (14:21)

We all have our opinions on the process of flying. The arduously long check-in lines, the inexplicable delays, the screaming children, the overpriced coffee and the baggage claim lottery. But for every weary-eyed traveller who curses the seemingly impossible-to-adhere-to baggage restrictions, there's a frequent flier who regards the artificial lighting...

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Five Top Tips for a Great American Study Abroad Year

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2013 | (11:36)

Studying abroad in the United States is a marvellous opportunity. Those lucky enough to have already done it will have encounters and stories to last a lifetime, whilst those about to embark on their own journey will be overcome with an adventurous sense of excitement and anticipation. Having spent the...

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Wrapping Up at WAC: The Home Stretch of My Study Abroad Year

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2013 | (02:41)

Well, I've reached the end of the semester and the end of my academic year at Washington College. It's already time for final exams, and with most of campus permanently set up in the library and cramming their brains full of facts, the 2012-13 academic year is officially in its...

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Spring Semester Shenanigans: A Mid-Semester Study Abroad Update

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2013 | (18:05)

Having seen the remainder of February fly by and with March nearly in the books, it's remarkable to think that only a small portion of the academic year remains here at Washington College. It's been as always, an eventful month or so. Just this week, campus was closed for a...

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The Spring Story So Far: Semester Two at Washington College

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2013 | (21:19)

It's been a while since I posted last, and it's fair to say a lot has happened. The festive season saw me add a few more American states and cities to my list, and after spending a week in New Jersey with a friend, I met up with my family...

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The Final Five Weeks: Rounding Off the Fall Semester at Washington College

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2012 | (15:32)

As I sit here writing my final blog of the Fall semester, it's almost hard to believe that I am already halfway through the 2012/13 academic year at Washington College. I hope that you've seen through my previous blogs that it's been one heck of a ride, and the last...

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That Was The Month That Was...Essays, Elections and Extreme Weather: October in the USA

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2012 | (02:40)

You only need to see that I haven't blogged since September 26th to realise what kind of month October was here in the United States. Seemingly, there's been more emphasis on the study part of 'Study Abroad' recently. The work has been coming thick and fast recently, and at times...

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My Past Three Weeks and the Adoption of American Traditions

(1) Comments | Posted 27 September 2012 | (03:05)

It's been a little over three weeks since my last entry, which although appears lazy, is actually a reflection of how busy I've been.

I suppose the most important thing to announce is that classes are now in full swing, with my somewhat imbalanced schedule being a blessing some days...

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Studying Abroad in the US: Impressions From the First Two Weeks

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2012 | (17:20)

It's Monday 3 September, and I've officially been at Washington College for a fortnight. And goodness me, what a fortnight it has been. Having began my Atlantic adventure on a Sunday morning British time and concluded it on a Monday night U.S Eastern Time, I travelled for the best part...

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Leaving on a Jet Plane: Final Thoughts Before a Year of Study Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2012 | (15:30)

On 19 August, I'll be leaving England to spend a year studying abroad at Washington College, located on America's East Coast in the State of Maryland. Almost two years in the planning, it's guaranteed to be one of my most memorable experiences. And whilst studying abroad can pose lots of...

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