For as long as I can remember I have wanted to travel the World. My wish came true the summer before my senior year of high school when I travelled to Europe with my best friends. I was nominated by my band director to go on a tour with two hundred other high school musicians. This was an experience of a lifetime that I seriously could not pass up. So I worked my butt off, got a job, and found a way to make my dream happen.
On this trip we went to London, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Lichtenstein (clearly not in that order.) We flew into London and I can still remember that first moment stepping out of the airport. Everything was so new and exciting. I could feel my heart beating so fast and in that moment I was indescribably happy. My junior year was particularly rough for me but I knew that this trip was a new and exciting way to begin my senior year. So with my best friends by my side we took on Europe!
London was perfect. I loved the architecture, history, and the feel of the city. I felt at home in a city that I had never been to. That’s when I knew that I would be back. At the time, I didn’t know how I could possibly make it back to London. But now, with the help of my advisers, my family, my boyfriend, and my friends I have found a way to make my dream come true.
Spring 2015 I will be studying abroad in London. I haven’t been accepted into the program yet but I will make it happen. This is the scariest, most daunting decision that I have ever faced. I am scared of moving away from my parents and Brett. I am scared of living in a big city where I don’t know my way around. I am scared of not making any friends and being miserable. I am scared period. But this is something that I have to do. I know that if I don’t I will regret it for the rest of my life.
So I am looking for advice. Have any of you studied abroad or moved to a different city? What can I do to prepare? Is there anything I should know?
Thank you so much! I will fill you guys in with my progress! 🙂
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I’m also named Hayley and I stumbled upon your blog when looking up possible names for a blog I want to start. ANYWAYS- I saw this post and just thought I’d let you know, I studied abroad in England and it was the BEST decision I’ve ever made. I studied at Oxford uni my entire junior year and while it definitely took a lot of adjusting, I ended up having such an amazing experience. And it definitely changed me loads, for the better!
I had such a good time that I decided to come back to the UK (London this time) for my masters degree and then ended up getting a job here. I’ve lived in London for 5 years now and would not be where I am if it wasn’t for studying abroad! I think it’s the best thing you can do in college.
Anyways- if you have any questions about studying abroad or living in London, please feel free to give me a shout! cheeers!
Thank you so much! It really helps when I hear from others about their great experiences studying abroad! It’s such a scary decision to make without being able to know how it will turn out. I feel like I have so many questions! Thank you for sharing your story and your experience with me. I will probably have a ton of questions for you in the future!
By the way, welcome to WordPress! Blogging is so fun! Let me know when you start yours-I bet it will be great!