London is Calling-And I am Answering!

 

London is Calling

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!

Best friends in London!

Best friends in London!

Pub Life

Pub Life

Sister Sister!

Sister Sister!

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.

Paris

Paris!!

Paris

My mom, sister, and me in Paris!

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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3 thoughts on “London is Calling-And I am Answering!

  1. Hey Hayley!

    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!

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    • Hi Hayley!

      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!

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