If you’re a language student like me and you are going to embark on your year abroad this September, I’ve tried to put together a sort of list of things that I think would be helpful to know. Continue reading “Things I didn’t know [before my year abroad] – Abbie Stratford”
A semester of study abroad at King’s College London was an easy choice for me. The stories shared by my brother about studying in London, coupled with the testimonials by my friends about King’s College London in particular had me sold. Thus when I was presented with the opportunity to have my exchange at KCL, I immediately said yes and have no regrets about it.
King’s College London (KCL) is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and had much to offer to its international students.
I decided to study abroad in a large city like London because I wanted to learn to be independent. And in many ways, I definitely did: I explored on my own, I cooked for myself (not very successfully or frequently, but it happened!), and I got acclimated to a new place without my usual and familiar support system beside me.
I spent the night of January 1st on a flight from New York to London, ready to begin a months-long experience that I was both incredibly excited and incredibly nervous about.