Prior to the General Course, I had never been outside the US, and thus had only traveled within its borders. So, when I decided to study abroad I wanted to make my trip worth it by choosing a place that could offer me more than any other, which is why I chose LSE because it is a School of high-caliber in a city that is one of a kind.
Since my arrival, I have been in awe. London is a great city in so many ways. I love how it is a melting pot of culture, how it is full of diverse and unique neighbourhoods, and how it is full of history. Therefore, there is no excuse to be bored, as I have found there is always something new and exciting to do. Every chance I get, I explore. I love to take different turns to find new areas because each time I do, I am never disappointed, especially when it comes to food. London offers the best ethnic food that I have ever tasted, as the flavors are rich and addicting, especially when it comes to curry!
With the end of the Michaelmas term, I returned home for the holidays, for a much-needed break. The classes I am enrolled in are very diverse, ranging from economic history to Mandarin Chinese, yet I have never felt so inspired to learn. The lectures and discussions always push me past my limit, which always causes me to ask more questions. Because of this, the workload is very demanding; yet I do not regret it because everything I am learning is pushing me to learn more, which, honestly, makes me feel smart :).
So, with all of this being said, this term has challenged me. Firstly, by being in a foreign place, and secondly, by being in a foreign institution. Yet I cannot wait to return to begin the Lent term.