Until Next Time London!

Farewell London! I can’t help but feel nostalgic and wish that I was back in the city. I’ve been social distancing and it’s been an adjustment returning to life at home and can’t help but feel bored under this new norm. I think that the biggest challenge I faced during my semester abroad was time…

Living in London

If I lived in London full-time I would want to reside in the east end of the city. This semester I was housed in West London in West Kensington, which is a very posh and expensive neighborhood. Being about a 30 minute walk from Kensington Palace, rent prices, food, and drinks were a little too…

My Most Valuable Skills Learned in London

Even though my time in London was cut short, to say I learned a few transferable skills would be an understatement. Interning at a hotel where a majority of the employees are from outside the UK enhanced many skills: cross-cultural communication and adapting to the ever-changing environment of the hospitality industry were two of the…

My Biggest Challenge in London

Before coming to London, I had never really had to balance work and school. In high school, I had a job only working six to seven hours a week at my synagogue’s religious school teaching a class. I was on the school’s dance team which took up ten to fifteen hours a week after school…

Traveling the World

Studying abroad has been a surreal experience and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around some of Europe. For spring break, me and a group of friends backpacked throughout France for ten days. We flew into Marseille and then traveled to Nice, Lyon, Paris and then ended in Normandy. It was such an action-packed journey…

Working Internationally

            I’ve been interning for a financial consulting firm named Winnovart who specialize in obtaining funding for small businesses. My specific internship has focused on blended finance which is a form of funding where SMEs get grants from the U.K. government and capital from private investors who are usually venture capitalists but can also include family…

Navigating London

Every day I either catch the tube to get to school or work and it’s amazing how reliable the underground is. My flat is closest to West Kensington Station, where I can get on the District line, or Baron’s Court Station, which offers the District or Piccadilly line. CAPA is located two stops east of…

Welcome to my Flat!

Hello everyone! Greetings from London as I’m settling in my flat across the pond. I’m living in CAPA’s Richmond Court Housing nearby West Kensington Station off of Hammersmith Road. I live in a two person apartment with my friend from home and can’t believe how small the flat is. It consists of two rooms—a kitchen…

Cheerio, London

And just like that, my time in London has come to a close. Although my experience in this amazing city was cut short, I was still able to make the most of this study abroad opportunity. I had many times of achievement, but also faced a lot of challenges. The biggest that stands out to…