A Final Thank You & Goodbye

A huge thank you to my donors that made this study abroad experience possible! I will miss the life I was able to create for myself here, and I am so grateful that I had this opportunity. While unfortunately I am not leaving here with a super cool British accent, I am leaving with memories,…

Skill Development in London

April is here, which means it’s my third and final month studying abroad in London. I feel that being part of this new environment has accelerated my professional development. Whether it be with my remote internship at Lumen Research, or simply in the classroom, I find myself leaning into skills I’ve developed throughout the program….

A Letter to Pre-London Hannah

Dear Pre-London Hannah, I am writing this letter when just two weeks from this moment, my plane will be landing back in Newark. So, spoiler alert, I did actually make it this far. I know that coming abroad was the scariest decision you have ever had to make, and easily the biggest life decision, too….

To Pre-London Kaitlin:

If only you knew what would kind of adventures you’d have your next three months. Even though it might not have been seen as a big deal to apply to study abroad in a place like London, it was still such a huge step I am glad you took to get yourself out of your…

Mastering My Abilities in London

Ello everyone! Thanks for coming back to read about my tedious adventures across the pond! Nothing too special has occurred since writing my last blog, but I will admit that I have binge watched the second season of Bridegerton, and have to say that the true diamond of the season was Newton, the Corgi. Anyways,…

New Skills in London!

Given the chance to study abroad has truly been a privilege. Not only am I completely in awe of the city but also the person I am becoming. This opportunity presents me with experiences I have yet to encounter, which allows me to sharpen my skills. In a completely new city with new faces, I…

Skills from Study Abroad

As I have spoken about in previous blog posts, I was never much of a traveler growing up. I am not a risk taker and I rarely stray from my comfort zone, but taking this leap to study abroad has definitely given me the opportunity to develop new skills and grow. Since I am in…

Developing in London

Cheers everyone! Welcome back to the City of London! These past few weeks have been great, filled with the most absolutely beautiful, spring weather, while trying to get back into the swing of things after a nice break. This week, I am going to talk about why you should study abroad and some differences you…

Learning to Live in London

Right now I’ve been in London for two months, with around one more to go. Living in the UK was a much easier transition than I anticipated, which I mostly attribute to not having to learn a new language. However, not everything has been easy. One of the first struggles I had was navigating the…