Hello! My name is Amanda, and in exactly one week I will embark on the adventure of a lifetime. That’s right, on August 25th, 2015 I will begin my study abroad journey. For the next few months I will live in London, England and explore all the UK and Europe has to offer.
I find it hard to believe that in only seven short days I will leave my home and live in England. While I have traveled abroad before, I’ve never spent more than a week away from the states. While I’m anxious about accommodating to a new way of life, I’m looking forward to embracing a new culture.
Before I get into my preparations for London, let me tell you a little bit about who I am.
My name is Amanda, as mentioned before. I am 20 years old and attend Fordham University in the Bronx. At Fordham I study Communications with a concentration in Journalism. While I would one day like to be a journalist, so far my resume consists of a long term position as a camp counselor. When I’m not in NYC, I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my family.
I wish I could say I am right on schedule with my prep for London. I still have to figure out my bank situation, I still have to figure out how I am going to pack, and I still have to figure out what classes I am taking for the semester. If I can offer any advice this early in my study abroad experience, it would be to PLAN AHEAD and DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.
You would think I would have known that, right?
Well, I’m 7 days away from what everyone has told me will be “The Best Experience of My Life”.
I can’t wait.