And That’s a Wrap

January 2, 2014

in Stephanie Knab

Well, as the semester comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on my past semester. I’ve came to the conclusion that it was the best semester of my life. I have met so many people, learned so many lessons, and became even more independent. Although some unforeseen circumstances made me come home early, I will most definitely be back one day. Since it’s impossible to explain in one blog post everything that I have done, learned, and messed up on in the past four months, I figured a list of things I have learned would suffice.

  1. Hostels may be gross, but you meet the most wonderful people
  2. People are more than willing to help and will go out of their way
  3. Pick-pocketing is not a joke
  4. Ranch is not a universal condiment, sadly
  5. Kabobs are not a stick, but they’re still delicious
  6. “are you okay?” means “how are you?”
  7. there are different ways of life in which people are completely happy with
  8. some things we do in America don’t make any sense
  9. taxi drivers are the most kind people and are always up for a conversation
  10. language barriers are harder than one thinks (especially with directions)
  11. gypsies are tricky
  12. lock everything up when in a hostel
  13. everything is historic it seems
  14. triple check flight itineraries
  15. wandering down alleyways leads to the most memorable experiences
  16. croissants and macaroons are heavenly and worth every calorie
  17. British people are the nicest people around
  18. London is the most fantastic city in Europe
  19. There’s something new to see and learn everyday
  20. I am one lucky girl

I hope my blog has inspired some readers to venture on and study abroad, preferably London of course! It truly has been a life changing experience that I wouldn’t change for the world. I have met so many amazing people from all over the world that I will most definitely be keeping in touch with. Study abroad has opened up a new world to me and now I see things in a different light. I never thought that I would be living in London and now I can say that I jumped out of my comfort zone with the result of a second home. As I was in the taxi going to the airport, I couldn’t help but think that I’ll be back one day and sure enough, I’ve already been scheming. Thank you London for everything! I’ll be back soon!

Final view of London

 

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