Melissa Thompson


University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Part of Your World

Melissa Thompson March 8, 2016

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” –Robert Louis Stevenson It’s now been over two months since I first arrived in Scotland. Time has just flown by! After living in Scotland for some time now, I can’t help but notice… More

A Whole New World

Melissa Thompson March 1, 2016

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain This… More

A Walk Through Time

Melissa Thompson February 22, 2016

Two roads diverged and I, I took the one less traveled” –Robert Frost  Scotland is such a beautiful and diverse country. So far in my journey in Scotland, I’ve been to relatively large cities such as Edinburgh, Stirling and Aberdeen (of course!).… More

Falkirk Trip: A Mix of Old and New

Melissa Thompson February 16, 2016

All journeys have secret destinations in which the traveler is unaware” - Martin Buber This past weekend I had opportunity to visit the town of Falkirk through one of Arcadia’s optional excursions. Falkirk is located in Scotland’s central belt and… More

A Day in the Life of an Aberdeen Student

Melissa Thompson February 7, 2016

So what is it like to be a student at the University of Aberdeen? First of all, it’s absolutely awesome! My classes here are all really great and so interesting! I’m taking four classes including two history courses with one about Vikings and another… More

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