Courtney Risner

Courtney Risner is a Journalism and Political Science major from the University of Missouri and will be interning at Westminster Digital in London, England this summer. She’s excited to see what living in Europe is like and to become a member of the London community. Along with studying and interning, she’s looking forward to learning about different cultures and experiencing a new way of life in both social and work environments. See the best of becoming a Londoner through her blog posts!

Recent Posts

The Return to America: Overcoming Reverse Culture Shock

Sep 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Courtney Risner

She may have left the city for another, but there's still a lot of London left in her. See how Courtney adapts to big and small things back home after a semester abroad in her final blog post.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Top 7 Things to Do While Studying Abroad in London

Sep 9, 2021 9:18:00 AM / by Courtney Risner

In Courtney's latest blog post from London, she shares a comprehensive guide to some of the coolest spots in and around the city, from a unique cinema experience to an Instragammable ball pit for adults to day trips around England. You won't want to miss it!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

A Day in the Life of a Westminster Digital Intern in London

Aug 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Courtney Risner

Read all about Courtney's digital internship with an agency in London! Follow along as she goes through her daily routine and journey to work, as well as the many different projects she's worked on. 

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

Where to Go in London

Jul 29, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by Courtney Risner

No matter who you are or where you're from, London has it all. Whatever your hobbies are, you'll be sure to find a spot in the city that satiates your interests. In this London guide, Courtney writes about how you can find yourself in many places around the city and how to enjoy them—from British music and film to history, shopping, and food.

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Posted in: London, England, Food Abroad, Local Culture

Adjusting to Life as a Londoner

Jul 12, 2021 10:10:00 AM / by Courtney Risner

As she settles into her accommodation abroad in London, Courtney talks about how living there is different than anything she's been used to in the US. With her new homestead in the Maida Vale neighborhood, see what Courtney has explored from small things such as turning on outlets to big things such as nearby parks and amenities.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

A Sightseeing Tour of London

Jul 1, 2021 9:19:00 AM / by Courtney Risner

In her first blog post of the summer, CAPA London blogger Courtney Risner shares the sites she saw on a CAPA bus tour around this global city. Read more and check out her photos from the Tower Bridge to Buckingham Palace, and much more!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Meet Courtney Risner: Official CAPA London Blogger Summer 2021

Jun 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM / by Courtney Risner

Meet Courtney Risner, an official CAPA blogger in London, England for Summer 2021:

University: University of Missouri - Columbia
Major:  Journalism and Political Science
Study Abroad Location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: Westminster Digital

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited about living in a completely new place and being exposed to and immersed in a culture that I have been curious about and admired for as long as I can remember. I look forward to communicating with others, learning about their own unique cultures, and what it means to be a member of the London community. I’m excited to try traditional British foods and drinks at British pubs and restaurants, shop where Londoners shop, live in my flat, work in a British work environment, and really just become a true Londoner.

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Posted in: London, England


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