So Long, London

My personal development during my time abroad is centered entirely on the idea of expanding my comfort zone. Throughout college, I’ve always tried to put myself in challenging situations that would help me grow as a student and an individual. None of these challenges have even approached my experience in London. On top of starting…

A Letter to Me

Dear Bryan, I hope you’re doing okay. I know you’ve got to be nervous; after all, landing in a strange country that’s suddenly your home for the next four months is intimidating. It’s going to be nerve-wracking and way outside your comfort zone. Believe me though, it’s all going to be worth it. I’m writing…

My Must-See London

It’s hard to pick from all the amazing experiences I’ve had in London, but if I had to recommend three top areas of the city to see, it would be these: 1. Soho Nested below world-famous Oxford Street, Soho is one of London’s most historic and electric neighborhoods. Home to many current and former music…

It Isn’t Always Sunnylife

My overall experience in London has been one of new challenges, broadened horizons, and personal growth. The key facet to that last part, I think, has been my foreign internship experience. I was placed as a logistics intern at Sunnylife UK Europe Ltd., a division of an Australian summer lifestyle brand known for its pool…

My Spring of Breaking Boundaries

This past week was spring break (and somehow, unbelievably, the midpoint to the semester). Outside of a weekend trip to Paris about a month ago, this was my first time to several other European countries including Italy, Vatican City, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Here’s a breakdown of how this awesome week unfolded: Naples, Italy After…

Greater Expectations

My first month abroad has been filled with surpassed expectations, surprising challenges, and a ton of memorable experiences. Over this time, I’ve gotten comfortable with thinking of London as more of home than a destination. I’m definitely more used to the slang here, meaning I don’t confuse a Londoner asking me “Are you okay?” with…

“Please Mind the Gap”

One of London’s most (in)famous attractions is the Underground. During my first few weeks here, commuting via the tube everyday was an exciting experience. Though I’ve ridden several subway systems before, I had never had the chance to ride one as part of my daily routine. My favorite part about the tube is how quiet…

54 Goldhawk Road

It’s been exactly two weeks since I landed here in London, although with my schedule so far it seems that easily could have been two months ago. I’ve managed to see a lot in my time here so far, but I thought I’d start my first in-country blog post with an introduction to my home…

Intro to Me

Hi everyone, I’m Bryan Runyon and I’m originally from Wall, New Jersey (near the shore). My interests include rock music, writing, sci-fi, professional baseball, football, and basketball, as well as college football and basketball (Mets, Giants, Knicks, Pitt). I’m a junior supply chain management and business information systems double major at CBA. I intend to…