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Sydney Smith University of Aberdeen, Scotland

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Sydney Smith

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University of Aberdeen, Scotland


About

Hello! I am Sydney Smith and I am a junior International Studies major and Political Science minor from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. I originally hail from the Lone Star State of Texas, and am currently residing in Aberdeen, Scotland where I will be studying abroad for the next five months at the University of Aberdeen. Due to my love of castles developed through my time at Arcadia’s own Grey Towers Castle, I will be traveling and chronicling my explorations of many of Scotland’s historic sites and my reflections of them. Additionally, I will be writing about my general adventures while I am here abroad. Cheers!

Memorials

Sydney Smith February 15, 2018

Whenever you visit a different country or city, one of the main things that we as people tend to do is go see the most famous sites. These can range from buildings, museums, monuments, memorials, etc. This inclination within us to see these sites is based… More

Change of Plans…

Sydney Smith February 2, 2018

One thing that I have learned while being in Scotland so far is how to make the best of any situation and to not be afraid to wander off the beaten path. You have to be willing to give yourself over to the internal desire to explore and do it. Over this… More

Homestay in Stirling: Exploring the Legacy of History

Sydney Smith January 24, 2018

We are only the decayed fragments of the Roman Empire from which we have all that we value ourselves upon, and I always believe we can never be so well employed as in endeavoring to understand as well as we can the original meaning of that system of things… More

Nerves

Sydney Smith January 15, 2018

Two weeks ago, I left the sanctuary of my home on New Year’s Day to start my latest grand adventure of studying abroad for a semester in Aberdeen, Scotland. I left Texas, bright and early on a very cold Monday morning. My bags were packed to their fullest… More