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Welcome

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YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY, launching your adventure not just as graduate students but as student ambassadors. Thouron Alumni have said that much of the Award’s life-changing impact grew out of immersing themselves in their host country — meeting local people, exploring neighbourhoods and travelling around the country. To encourage you to do the same, past Thourons have compiled this list of resources with the hope that you will venture far beyond the halls of academia. Start going places!

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For British Thourons

Below you will find a Welcome Packet created by British Thourons to help you transition smoothly into life in Philadelphia. To get you exploring further afield, we have also listed must-visit sites in Vermont and Virginia, where Rupert and Rachel would be pleased to host you and show you around.

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For American Thourons

Since you are geographically more spread out, this gives you a wonderful opportunity to travel to different parts of the U.K. to visit one another. Below you will find a great listing of links that help you navigate the National Rail. Be certain to go into London often, but don’t forget to travel further afield and see as many of the National Trust Heritage sites as you can.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”30″ equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1498336752965{margin-top: 50px !important;padding-top: 70px !important;padding-bottom: 80px !important;background-color: #f2f5ee !important;}” el_id=”resources”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1498331433523{border-top-width: 10px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;background-color: #eae6d0 !important;border-top-color: #004b8f !important;border-top-style: solid !important;}”][vc_column_text]

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PHILADELPHIA RESOURCES
FOR BRITISH THOURONS

Tourism

The Official Philadelphia Tourism Blog
THE Guide to Food & Drink

Helpful Penn Info

Getting Started at Penn
Penn Student Groups

Neighbourhoods

“The one thing I wish I’d figured out earlier about Philly, even as a Penn undergraduate, was that it’s really a city of distinct neighbourhoods. Penn students often limit themselves to Center City, which is missing out.”
Visit Philly Neighborhood Guide

Further Afield

GoToBus
Bolt Bus
Amtrak

Visit Rupert in Vermont
Climb to the top of Camel’s Hump to see the panoramic vista, taste the sweetness of pure Maple Syrup , and world-famous Ben and Jerry’s ice cream . Speed down the mountain at Stowe or slowly explore beautiful Lake Champlain, Burlington and beyond.

Visit Rachel in Virginia
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ForBritish

U.K. RESOURCES
FOR AMERICAN THOURONS

Travel Resources

TrainLine The 16-25 Railcard is a tremendous value. Get one!
National Rail
National Express Bus (Coach)

Student Resources

U.K. National Students Union
U.K. Council for International Student Affairs
British Council USA
Official London University Guide

All Things London

BBC News London
London City Hall
Official London Visitors Guide
Evening Standard
TimeOut London

Cultural Resources

National Theatre
British Film Institute
Royal Shakespeare Company
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THOURON CONTACTS

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U.K. CONTACT

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Jennie Eldridge

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Waterloo Bridge Wing
Franklin-Wilkins Building
Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]jeldridge@thouronaward.org
020 7848 3376
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U.S. CONTACT

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Harriet Joseph, Ed.D

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3601 Locust Walk
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FAMILY CONTACTS

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Rupert Thouron

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Rachel Thouron Vere Nicoll

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Nottingham, PA 19362-0249[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]rachelnicoll@mac.com
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