I have now been living in London for a little over 3 weeks now, and it has completely exceeded my expectations. The people are super friendly, for the most part, and the weather has actually been really nice, besides a few days of cold rain. Let me tell y’all a little bit about what has been going on so far.
I am living in a flat in Camden Town with two other girls, and thankfully, we all get along just fine. I’ve talked to other people in the program, and I think we definitely snatched the best living place in the program (holla!). We have a nice sized kitchen and living room, a tv, and a balcony. Sadly, there is a British law that says we have to keep the balcony closed at all times, so they bolted it shut. We all share a bedroom, which has been my first experience of sharing a room with other people. I don’t mind at all; other than my one roommate has been sick and keeping us up with her coughing (we still love you, Alexis).
Camden Town is a very interesting place to live. There are many different types of people roaming the streets during the day and night. Right next to the apartment complex is a pub. Pretty normal right? No. The only people allowed in there have to be “punk.” Dressed in all black, dark makeup, metal-music listening. These men and women hang around outside of our apartment building every night. The next street over is the Camden Market. My roommates and I love the market. I think it’s one of the biggest markets in London, and they have so many different types of food and little shops. It’s the perfect place to go on the weekend for a nice, quick meal.
As for the “study” part of study abroad, I really enjoy my international marketing course. My professor is an eeenteresting (if you know, you know) person, and has taught the class a lot about culture and its importance in international marketing. My expectations were low, regarding classes and what I would learn; I’m not really sure why. I think I was expecting to learn more about international marketing from my internship, rather than in a classroom. Don’t get me wrong, I have learned a lot from my internship, but Professor Willy is the best professor I have ever had and has taught me so much already.
Thanks for reading, I’ll check in again soon!!