It’s finally here; I’m going to London. I have been waiting for this moment since last October. Ever since I heard about this study tour, I knew that I had to participate.
I have been enrolled in this course since last year, therefore I anticipated not receiving an internship this summer considering the time frame that the study tour was scheduled. Surprisingly enough, I received an internship opportunity that would have me leaving directly from it to head to London. This internship was located in Washington D.C. in the Department of Interior building with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. I began my internship on May 12 and concluded today with bittersweet goodbyes, good lucks and safe travels.
I prepared for this study tour the day finals, at our university, ended. Therefore, I prepared a month and a half ago. I packed all my nice and business casual clothes for my internship, along with a few casual and comfortable clothes. Unfortunately, since I was packing the day finals ended, I had absolutely no brain to pack more casual clothes than I did. In preparing for this wonderful opportunity in London, I did not do so well. I ran out of luggage space because of all my internship clothes. Lets just say, I will be buying some clothing in London to make up for my misgivings.
I am ecstatic to travel to London this summer; I can only imagine what kind of experience this will be. I hope that it will be full of fun memories of getting lost in London, Paris and Dublin. And maybe sneak in a few local pubs along the way. I do fear the crime in London, since I continuously hear about pick pockets. To avoid this, I brought my over the shoulder purse that zips completely. Overall, I am incredibly excited to experience U.K.’s culture for these short upcoming three weeks. I hope that my plans to travel to Paris and Dublin go through and to experience the cultures of France and Ireland as well. I hope this course educates me to view the world in a different way and better communicate with these particular cultures.