Congrats on being done exams! I myself have just handed it all my work at KCL in London… but I’m still here for 7 weeks! There’s really no reason for me to be here except for the fact that I’m paying my residence fees until the end of June, so I thought I might as well live in London for the time being. I’m also planning on traveling quite a bit more while I’m still in Europe. But before I look forward to the next weeks and adventures to come, I thought I’d look back on my favourite memories from my time abroad so far.
From meeting my flatmates to discovering London, to experiencing Christmas time here and having a proper English roast and afternoon tea, to taking an impromptu trip to Amsterdam, to visiting Dublin and Berlin and Paris, to going to Platform 9 and 3/4 and meeting Rupert Grint, to seeing more plays than I can count, and to being in a play myself. I can’t believe how much has happened in such a short span of time. I’m actually worried that next year will be boring compared to this one, but I guess there’s no point thinking about that now.
Leisure aside, my courses at King’s College London were interesting and engaging. I was very impressed with all of my professors and the standard of education here. I wouldn’t say the classes were taught that differently but studying English literature in England has its advantages… for example, in first semester I had classes at the Globe Theatre. I may be happy to be done with my coursework now, but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy my classes.
Now, all that’s left to do is frolic around sunny London and go traveling. So far, I have plans to visit Lyon in France, Edinburgh and Isle of Skye in Scotland, Lisbon and Setubal in Portugal, and Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon in England. I’m sure it will be a whirlwind!
It feels weird saying goodbye to this blog now, but I do want to say thank you to those people who have read these posts. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and they’re brought you some sort of insight. And I definitely hope that they’ve inspired you to think about studying abroad, whether it’s for a summer course, a semester, or a year.
Thanks again for reading! Cheerio! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)