The day Notre Dame burned, I had three weeks left studying abroad in Europe. I woke up from a nap after a final presentation and scrolled through my Instagram. A friend I had met in Stockholm was in Paris for the weekend, and she posted a picture of the Parisian skyline suffocated with dark smoke. It was 6:20 p.m. I quickly began to research what … Continue reading Studying Abroad The Day Notre Dame Burned
Hello! I did an Instagram take over for the Heavener Study Abroad account, and I wanted to provide additional information as to where I was around town and answer some additional questions. Featured on the Instagram: Telephone box located near Kensington Palace. British exhibit on the second floor of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Metrogate Dorm. South Kensington Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line. Victoria … Continue reading Heavener Instagram Take Over
This semester, I have seen the everyday workings of London businesses and shared a few pints with my classmates to further stimulate our learnings. The British Life and Business class runs all semester, and is a great way to learn more about business and politics in the United Kingdom. I’ve enjoyed taking this class as the nation continues to muddle through the fate of Brexit. … Continue reading Please let this be a normal field trip! With FIE? No way!
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It’s been a busy first few weeks at my internship in London! I commuted to my office building a few minutes before I needed to be in reception to meet my new boss. Unlike most FIE interns, my coworkers aren’t from the United Kingdom, but they share the common work attitude here of not being at the office until the minute they need to be … Continue reading From International Intern to Tech-Startup Chief Marketing Officer
I took the Eurostar train to Brussels, Belgium, alone to meet some other study abroad girls for our first-weekend trip outside of London. The tickets were more expensive than we would have liked, but nearly a hundred euros was the consequence of late booking. I saved about $30 by taking the train to Brussels by myself two hours before the other girls arrived. I … Continue reading Do I not have what it takes for solo travel?
The Foundation for International Education dorm buildings in London all use Circuit for its industrial laundry systems. Everyone in the program uses it, except for me. My Circuit laundry card has not allowed me due to technical difficulties to add money, or “top off,” since we got here in early January. I have spent late nights on the phone with customer service trying to figure … Continue reading An Ode to American Washing Machines
I had my internship interview this past week, and I successfully received the position with a financial tech start-up company. My interview was very casual and explored some of the tasks I will be doing after spring break. I will be doing marketing work, which is a wonderful opportunity to learn marketing for someone, like me, who is not a marketing major. My lack of … Continue reading London Internship: Fear of Failure Post-Interview
I woke up one morning with a message from a friend. She wrote to me in the middle of the night and said she missed me. She needed to talk. I rolled onto my side in bed and set my phone down instead of replying. I know I should have messaged her back, but it was 8 a.m. in London and 3 a.m. for her … Continue reading Bad Friend Abroad
I have been out of the country for six weeks now, but I have been consumed by the fear of ending this program with regrets. My weekend trips out of London have been more organized than my sleep schedule lately. In a month, I’ve explored four different countries and northern England. I’ve made new friends from my university here, but I’ve met more Americans from … Continue reading Can I get a couple more once-in-a-lifetime experiences, please?