First Week of Class

We survived!

One week through classes and I’m very excited for the rest of the semester.

On Monday, I had two classes: Detective Fiction and International Economics. Detective fiction is looking out to be one of the more interesting classes that I am going to be able to take. We are on track to read 8 novels, each different from the one before and all focused around the genre of detective fiction. I have never read Sherlock Holmes or an Agatha Christie novel, but now I will have the opportunity to do so, which is very exciting. International Economics, although very different from Detective Fiction, is a module (that’s what they call a course here) that will be insightful into what I plan on doing with my career. There are so many variables that affect the U.S. economy, one that I am more familiar with, especially internationally. My professor seems very unbiased as far as political factors go, and for that I am very grateful and will surely have a nice learning experience.

Tuesday I have one night class: International Finance. Now our professor has his PhD from Cambridge and his masters from Oxford. Essentially, he is a very capable and impressive man. He is very spirited and passionate about finance which will hopefully provide a good experience.

On Wednesday, I only have a night class so I spent the morning exploring the city. I ventured over to St. Paul’s Cathedral and climbed the 257 steps to the top. It was exhilarating, and I’m glad I did it myself because it was also exhausting! (but so worth it)

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After that, I headed back over to Kensington to my last class of the week: Exploring the Global City of London. It is aimed at getting students out and about to truly analyze the different boroughs and towns of London on a global scale. I’m sure it will be very interesting.

Thursday I have no classes so some of my flat mates and I went out to see Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. It was a beautiful day so the exploration was well worth the 8 mile walk.

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On Friday, my friend Fiona came to visit the city, considering she is staying in Rome for the semester. I showed her everything I had seen so far in Westminster, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Saturday CAPA had a trip to Stonehenge and Bath planned. It was lots of fun with our flat mates and quite nice to get outside of the city to see some of the countryside.

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We have a trip to Paris planned for next week! Exciting things ahead. Cheers!

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