Edge Hill Blog

About Ivy
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Ivy Bergstrom, a sophomore at Bismarck State College, is planning to pursue a major in Environmental Science. She is the first BSC student to enroll at Edge Hill University as part of the college's 
Study Abroad program. She plans to graduate in Spring 2017 with her associate degree from Bismarck State College. 
 

 


Recent Posts:

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I leave England in a week, and I return with mixed feelings. I have missed so many people, and I have missed out on so many things, but there is still something that makes me hate leaving...Continue Reading


 

The Most Wonderful Time

BY IVY BERGSTROM
December 8, 2016
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Growing up in Bismarck, around Christmastime, I did a lot of caroling. The older I got, the more caroling I did. It started from just a weekend concert in Central Dakota Children's Choirs' third and fourth grade group...Continue Reading


 

Female Travelers

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The one thing I promised to my family, my boyfriend, my friends, and my genius advisor who has guided me through every step of the studying abroad process, Dr. Amy Juhala, is that I would never travel alone and I have not...Continue Reading

 

The Diminuendo of Amusement

BY IVY BERGSTROM
November 27, 2016

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The past two weeks or so have been a gradual decrease in the travel adventures; adventures are still happening, they are just happening in a different way than before. In this coming week I have 2 large essays due, in two different classes: history and biological and cognitive psychology...Continue Reading


 

Friendsgiving

BY IVY BERGSTROM
November 20, 2016

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It is the beginning of the time of year when everyone starts to feel just a little bit homesick. We start making arrangements to the airports next month, and we start thinking of the sentimental things that accompany the holidays...Continue Reading

 

Bellsocks

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November 13, 2016


Quite some time ago, around the first couple of weeks on campus, a cat showed up near the back halls, where I and most of the international students reside. She is obviously not a stray...Continue Reading

 

THE HUB Study Club

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October 29, 2016


This is no typical weekend night: it is the weekend to precede reading week, which is a fall break that is meant to be time off for students to work hard on their mid-term projects that are not due until the end of November...Continue Reading

 

Dorm Life

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October 28, 2016


There are several sets of dorms on campus that have a variety of designs, ranging from minimalist to modern. I am staying in the back halls, the oldest and least expensive of all dorms, which also happens to be where most of the international students live...Continue Reading

 

Edinburgh

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October 19, 2016

I know I say this every time I go someplace new, but Edinburgh is definitely my favorite place that I have been thus far. It is breath-taking-beautiful, and if time allowed it, I would go back in a heartbeat...Continue Reading

 

Ormskirk

BY IVY BERGSTROM
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Ormskirk, in West Lancashire, is the cutest, little historical town, and it is just a brief stroll from Edge Hill University (EHU). If I do not feel like walking, I simply take the Edgelink, which is a bus that is free for EHU students...Continue Reading


 

School Structure

BY IVY BERGSTROM
October 9, 2016

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The way school is done here is different, and quite frankly, I think I like the English school system better. Like any system, it has its disadvantages, but it honely parallels the usage of the metric measurements in the UK...Continue Reading

 

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Laundry Day

BY IVY BERGSTROM
September 30, 2016


Thus far, I have generally enjoyed studying in another country and I still see it as the adventure of a lifetime. However, that zeal and inspiration has not merged with mundane tasks of life, such as laundry...Continue Reading
 
Friends, Food and Freshers Week
BY IVY BERGSTROM
September 25, 2016


I just completed my first week of living on campus, and it has been interesting. This week is the week before classes start which is known as “Freshers Week.”...Continue Reading
When we Toured Manchester
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BY IVY BERGSTROM
September 18, 2016


When I was planning my flight to England, I invited my mother and step father to come spend a few days with me to enjoy Manchester before I moved into my dorm....Continue Reading
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BY IVY BERGSTROM
September 12, 2016


We were not driving on the right side of the road! We were driving on the left, which is correct in England, but it was new and scary and chaotic. Thank God for car rental insurance! ...Continue Reading
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BY IVY BERGSTROM
September 4, 2016

I had been planning this excursion for a year, and at moments, it was the inspiration I needed to propel me through the woes of daily life. At other moments, it was a chore...Continue Reading
 
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BY IVY BERGSTROM
September 4, 2016

 
There are only seven days before I leave. I still have to make nuisance phone calls, organize bank things here and there, schedule in last minute appointments, and have lunch/coffee dates with everyone that I am going to miss....Continue Reading
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BY IVY BERGSTROM
August 28, 2016


I was a freshman, and I had just finished my New Student Registration in the summer of 2015 when my mother and I decided to walk through the stations that advertised the different clubs, tutoring services, and other academic recourses. I was so eager to start school! It all seemed so interesting! I wanted to do it all! ...Continue Reading