S: My Year Abroad At St Andrews, Scotland Clarissa M D'Souza
FC: At St Andrews, Scotland Clarissa M D'Souza | My Year Abroad
1: My Year Abroad At St Andrews, Scotland Clarissa M D'Souza This book is dedicated to my Parents, who believed in me and helped me accomplish this dream. My Brother, whom I missed while I was abroad. And to all my Friends, the ones I knew before I went, for keeping in touch with me across the timezones, and the ones I met whilst I was abroad, for contributing to a wonderful year! *** I spent my junior year of college studying Abroad. I studied at the University of St Andrews on the eastern coast of Scotland. The University is integrated with the small quaint town and this made it a unique experience. St Andrews was founded in the early 1400s. It is the oldest University in Scotland and the third oldest in the English speaking world (after Oxford and Cambridge). It has a number of old traditions, some cool and some downright crazy! But it all fit together to make a wonderful experience. It was definitely one of the best years of my life!
2: London | Buckingham Palace | St Paul's Cathedral | The Changing of the Guard | Tower Bridge | Green Park | Big Ben | Millennium Bridge
3: Edinburgh | The café where J K Rowling worked on the Harry Potter Books in the beginning. | By Day... | By Night! | The Royal Mile | Palace of Holyroodhouse | Edinburgh Castle Entrance | Edinburgh Castle As seen from Princes Street | On to St Andrews...
4: Around St Andrews... | St Salvator's Quad | St Andrews Cathedral | Swilken Bridge | St Andrews Castle | Old Course
5: I am a Wardlaw Princess I lived in a castle once, In a room that's every girl's dream! Top floor, two large windows For the sun and the wind To dance through. It had a wonderful view, Of gorgeous grounds, sparkling seas, And radiant rainbows too! When the snow would softly fall I'd watch the earth turn white. And on a clear day, I'd see great mountains in the light! No words can explain the sights, No music capture the mood, No picture will ever seem right! But the feel of the place In my memory, lives on, And I'll always hold it dear. And I shall never forget that The best room in the castle Was mine for one long year! | My Castle! | My Room | Wardlaw
6: Academic Families... | Dad's Family | Mum's Family | The only picture of my dad's party I managed to take in between all the partying that night! | Dad | Mum | Mum's Party
7: ...and Raisin Weekend! | Entering Sallies Quad with foam cans in hand! | Foam, Foam, Everywhere!
8: Nights | "Black and gold are the colous we wear... | Plastic Fantastic Vodka Bar | My 21st Birthday | Freshers Week
9: of Fun! | ...to Uni Hall our lives we swear!" | "Oh Uni Hall is Won- der- ful!" | My 21st Birthday | Halloween | Hogwarts Halloween Dinner
10: Christmas | Dinner in Hall
11: Christmas Ball
12: A Winter | The first time I 'd ever seen snow! | It snowed in November...
13: Wonderland | ...and it snowed in February! | It was beautiful!
14: Hall Ball | Theme: Roaring Twenties | I made my own headband for this ball!
15: May Dip | Then at the crack of dawn, on the first morning in May... | Students gather on the east sands beach all night ... | ...everyone runs into the cold North Sea! | ...as they wait for the sun to rise. | Before: Dry | After: Wet
16: Scottish | Dunnottar Castle | We walked up and down Union Street four times to find our hostel. | Aberdeen | We finally got on the right track and made it there just before 9pm | The road from Stonehaven to Dunnottar Castle
17: Sights | Inverness | Loch Ness | Urquhart Castle | Nessie! | Our Forgotten Itinerary
18: Nottingham | Robin Hood | Nottingham Castle | City Centre
19: It snowed in Nottingham too! | Playing like kids! | Night on the town! | Baileys ice-cream cake
20: Wales | Cardiff Castle
21: Penarth | Barry Island