Goodbye, London

Before going abroad, I never thought I would get homesick. There have been plenty of times when I was away from home, even when I first a freshman first semester I did not get as homesick as I did abroad. This was my biggest challenge during my time in-country. Although it did not hit me…

These are a few of my favorite things!

Welcome to London! We are going to go on a tour of my three favorite places in London! The first place to see is the National Gallery, just north of Trafalgar Square. Coming out of the Charing Cross Station, the beautiful building sits behind you with its regal pillars and sitting at the top of…

Heading Home Early: Thank You London!

Although my time in London was sadly cut short, I believe that I’ve made the most of my experience for the time I was abroad. When everything was changing so suddenly last week, it took a lot to adapt and navigate my way through. It was very confusing and hard to not get overly stressed…

To The World!

My first few weeks in London were very busy! I was discovering how to adjust to life in a different country as well as how to balance a work/school life. Taking classes for two days of the week and interning the other three was a big adjustment as I was out of my flat from…

Home Away from Home

Reflecting on my study abroad this far, I think back to the time where I really began to feel that London was my home. It did not happen right away, and I did not notice it right away. For the first few weeks, it was a challenge navigating the tube, grocery stores, and restaurants. Questions…

Getting Around Town

London is such a large city that I was initially worried about having a very long commute because we were warned that our commutes could be up to one hour each way. However, I got quite lucky and my commutes to work and school are approximately thirty minutes each way. My internship site and my…

Break at the Berlinale

All of a sudden my study abroad is halfway over; 8 weeks in and 8 weeks left. For those of us on the program, this halfway point marked our “Spring” break and a nice chance to unwind from a tense midterm period. While I have enjoyed London and the United Kingdom, I decided that I…

Living in London Forever!

If I was lucky enough to be a full-time resident in London, I would love to live either in Camden or Greenwich which are two distinct areas of the city. Camden is in the northwest part of London and one reason I would like to live there is because there is a huge night life…

My Takeaways From London

With the end of spring break marking the halfway point in the program, I have had some time to sit down and reflect on the first half of my study abroad experience. Going in, I expected this semester to be more relaxed, but I have found in some ways, I am actually busier here, in…