It's been a whole week since I arrived for my study abroad experience in England and so far it's been a wild ride. However, after the first week, I finally feel like I've started settling in (even though I'm only halfway unpacked, we all have our vices).
1. Where tf am I?
I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone, but coming from a smaller campus finding my way around this much larger one is going to take a lot longer than I had anticipated. Thank God there are signs and super helpful students everywhere because otherwise, I would have definitely missed most of my classes.
2. Wait, really?
Day two I woke up in my dorm and just laid in my bed for a second thinking to myself, "wow, I'm really doing it. I'm really studying abroad". It's scary and exciting and I'm ready for the adventure.
3. It's like freshman year all over again.
Even though I have a couple of years of college under my belt, I'm now back to feeling confused and a little lost, just like I felt freshman year.
4. I'm already a little homesick???
I'd like to thank God for FaceTime and iMessage because the first week has definitely had its ups and downs.
5. Everything is different.
The simplest thing like going to Costa instead of Starbucks to get coffee is exciting because it's new! The university life is different too, I mean I don't know about you but I definitely thought that once you got to this level of schooling you got to choose your schedule, England did NOT have the same thing in mind.
No matter where you are in your study abroad adventure you might be feeling some of these things, and that's totally cool! Just remember, you're not the only one!