Greetings from the UK!
After 40 hours, 3 flights and a bus, I’ve finally made it. The trip over was much better than I expected, in flight entertainment sure helps the time to fly by. The past few days have been quite busy, filled with all sorts of administration type things such as sorting out accomodation, registering as a student, meeting with the Study Abroad staff and finalizing subject selections. As it’s International Orientation week, yet a couple of weeks before semester actually begins, there are plenty of international students around. It’s been an interesting experience getting to know some of them and how they came to arrive there.
With the University here being so close to the centre of the city, knowing the way around is essential. Tours of the city are offered by the Uni as part of the orientation activities, and it was really helpful to learn more about the area. The next two days are packed with lots of Orientation Activities. I’m not quite sure what they involve yet, but I’ll be sure to report back. Overall it’s been a great start to the year here, with everyone being invloved being very helpful. If it keeps up like this it’ll be an awesome year!