Well, I travelled throughout England, Ireland, France, Spain and Italy. The English students definitely get more vacation time than American students do, so take advantage of it. The University College London had three weeks off around Christmas/New Years and a month off between the end of March and the end of April. Furthermore, I felt that the courses of study (for everyone) were less intensive, so there is more time to even take short breaks. In other words, I often hung out, with even those of my friends who were in law school and med school, something that is pretty much unheard of in the United States.
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