Jet Set London


This is how excited I am to study abroad. My name is Ale (Aly), and I will be studying at University College London for the academic year. Why the full year? There’s no drawn-out explanation for my decision. Honestly, I just wanted to do it! I will be studying English and also taking courses in the European Languages, Culture and Society department at my host university. I feel a little unsettled considering that I haven’t selected my courses yet, and it’s strange to think that I initially will not have any pounds, a cell phone plan, or a friend when I land in London, but I know everything will work out. The first order of business is to get some pounds on me, monetarily and physically (fish and chips, fish and chips).

My flight leaves from Miami, Florida, in six hours and will arrive in London on Thursday at 10:30 am, after a connection in Lisbon, Portugal. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this flight since I feel like I’m the last one to leave for my abroad program. I guess I’m just anxious to get into the swing of being a student again. I honestly cannot wait to be settled in and have all the time in the world to explore London. I’m excited to meet up with some friends from BC, meet the people in my program, and meet the people I will be living with at UCL. My place is similar to an 8-man, but we all have our own rooms, which is more convenient I think. I’ll be cooking my own meals, and that’s also something I’m thrilled about because I adore cooking.

WIth that, wish me luck on my travels! Let’s hope I learn the language in London quickly. That was a joke. It was a bad one, but it was still a joke.