Hello my name is Meghan Grabowski. I am studying abroad in London this semester through the Missouri London CAPA program. I have been in London for a couple of weeks now and I must say I am really enjoying it! I have never really been out of the country before so I was prepared to feel totally culture shocked. Honestly though the transition has been pretty easy. London is definitely a good place to start for your first time out of the country. No language barrier. That is not the only thing that made the transition so easy though. I have been placed with a great group of people. I feel like I have known some of them forever.
They are an adventurous bunch, which is what I wanted/needed. One of the first nights we traveled down to the Monument and then went to Tower Bridge and walked along the Thames. We have walked through Regents Park and walked up Primrose Hill twice, as well as having a picnic. We also went to the Tate Modern. This is a modern art museum which is not my cup of tea, but if you are into that sort of thing, my roomates liked it. Most recently we went to the Thames River Festival and saw a parade. I feel like I have done a lot yet nothing at all. There is so much to do and see in London it is incredible. Even in your neighborhood.
I am currently living in a flat in Camden with two girls. They boys in our program are in the room above us. It is nice having everyone so close. The Camden markets are really cool. There are so many things. I know things is a broad term but there is honestly just so many trinkets and objects. Even some yummy looking food. I can’t wait to seriously go and shop there.
I have only had two of my classes so far. My other two start tomorrow and I am anxious to see how they go. Especially International Economics. My Shakespeare class is pretty interesting though. I am also in Roman Britain and the teacher is pretty cool. We will see how the classes progress and if they are still interesting. Well I suppose that is all for now. Here is to more adventures!!!