It was during the middle of my third year in college when I realized just how quickly time had gone by and that I would be graduating before I knew it! I wanted to make the most out of my final year by trying something new and taking advantage of the activities and programs that my university in California had to offer. Continue reading “Are the Clichés True? – Carlee Carter”
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.
London is a bustling city with a character of its own. Having heard much stories from my brother who spent three years there, I was bursting with excitement when it was my turn to explore this city during my Study Abroad semester.
“Ma, I’m in London.”
I sent the text to my mother right after my plane touched down at London Heathrow Airport. As I put away my phone and gathered my things to get off the plane, I struggled to suppress the sense of loneliness welling inside me. I may already be 21 years old but this was the first time I traveled all by myself to another country and I would be lying to say that I was not scared at all.
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.