Bye London

Goodbye London! This study abroad experience has advanced not only my education but also my maturity. I made sure that I explored as much of London as possible – which I highly recommend – especially the areas often overlooked by tourists such Brixton and the East End: areas rooted in multiculturism that have grown tremendously…

London Intern Acclimation

Like I mentioned in previous posts, I have an internship at Clean Energy Pipeline. CEP is a subscription-based database that provides clients with actionable business information. I am on the data and research team: so my job is to sort through articles and deal sheets concerning renewable energy projects. A difficulty I have faced is…

London Intern

While abroad I hope to get closer to deciding what it is exactly I want to do when I graduate – there are many routes to take in finance! Being that London is the second biggest financial hub in the world – behind New York – I think it should be a good place to…

Living in London

I live at the flats on Goldhawk Road in Shepard’s Bush. I have three roommates who are all from Pitt, but none of us have met before. I took an uber from the airport here which was not cheap but understandably priced. The only problem with the flat is that there is no air conditioning…

London Intro

Hello! My name is Luke Homan and I am going into my junior year this fall. I am a part of the Global Business Institute’s 6-week program in London. I am a finance major, minoring in Economics and History, with also a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I have an internship with Clean Energy Pipeline…

Goodbye Study Abroad :(

The purpose of this post is to sum up my study abroad experience in London, which is very difficult to put into words. I experienced so many firsts–including my first time out of the country, first time being away from my family for more than a month and my first time trying curry (I hated…

London Wrap-Up

The expectations that I had before I went abroad were both similar and different to what  I actually experienced. Regarding my academic expectations, I had the impression that my urban studies class would just be a fun and laid back class that was a way to fill a general education requirement. However, while I did…

Coming Home But Wanting To Stay

It has been two weeks since I have come back to Cleveland, and I must say things are much different for me. I have definitely felt the effects of reverse culture shock as I have tried to adjust to my normal 40 hour work week. It has been different living with air conditioning, a car…

Conclusion

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.” – Samuel Johnson, 1773, as quoted by James Boswell in The Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791 Like this quote says, London is really full of life. Everyday there is something new to do you can never really get bored. This is the…