August 26, 2014
I am sitting on the coach, eating fried chicken, watching an episode of Entourage. If you didn't know me, you would think I am a typical, lazy American college student bumming it before class. But since you do know me, you would know that today is actually a monumental moment in my college career. I would like to think that today is the day- the first day of the rest of my life. (Even if my only epiphany right now is that I will surely miss my HBO account.)
In just a few hours I will be departing from JFK to land at Heathrow Airport in London, England. Nerves? At an all time high. But excitement? Through the roof. The best types of situations are the ones that equally scare you and intrigue you. This mix of emotions gives one that sense that they are human, and whatever is ahead will be electrifying.
Spending 4 months at Regent's University is a dream that I cannot be thankful enough for. It's not every day that you can say you are taking film classes in one of the leading film industries, not to mention in one of the most historically and aesthetically rich cities in the world. Although I am the only student studying here from Sacred Heart, I am utterly ready to take on this adventure. I haven't even experienced life in London yet, but I already know that more students would benefit from trips like this. We have to take advantage of the time we have now. House parties will always be there, football games will always be there. But the time we have to be young and free in some of the greatest and most culturally diverse cities in the world will soon run out.
I will try to provide you with the most true and unfiltered (sorry, mom) accounts of my study abroad experiences in the hopes to broadcast what it's really like. Stay tuned for more photos and videos this semester.
Talk to you all from London!