In a couple months, I’m heading off to a city with a population eight times the population of the entire state of Maine and about 2,500 times the population of my home town. Needless to say, it’s going to be a huge adjustment, but one I am so excited to make. I’ve wanted to go to London since I was in middle school, and Colby is giving me the opportunity to finally pursue this dream.
When sophomore year of college rolled around, everyone started talking about studying abroad. There was even a huge meeting held for every sophomore who thought they might be interested. There were SO many programs to choose from–in locations all around the world–but I had already made up my mind: London. The next decision was which school to attend. There are numerous colleges and universities in London, but I finally settled on Kings College, which has a wonderful English program. Since I’m going to England specifically to pursue my interest in British Literature, this was the deciding factor!
I’ve starting counting down the days until I hop over the pond (I leave on New Year’s Eve!). I’m so excited, but also incredibly nervous. Chatting with my friends who are abroad this semester has really helped though (I have friends in Chile, Switzerland, and Paris, just to name a few possible study abroad locations). Looking at their pictures and seeing what a fantastic time they are having gets me pumped for my own amazing adventures to come.
If you have any interest in studying abroad, I encourage you to check out Colby’s Off Campus Study website or e-mail me… I haven’t been abroad yet so I won’t be too much help, but I can offer advice on the application process and such!
Wish me luck in my adventures!
Until next time,