Studying abroad in London
By Ashley Bingham
LIVING IN LONDON
Hey everyone! First off, thanks for stopping by! I’m super excited to be sharing what I’m passionate about and my experiences with you all here on this blog.
So this semester, I actually have the opportunity to be studying abroad with about twenty students from my university in London, which is such a blessing and I am so excited to be here!
We flew over here at the end of August, so we’re a couple weeks into our three month trip. I can already tell you that I am absolutely in love with the city and am looking forward to diving into the culture here, as well as getting to travel to surrounding countries later in the semester.
It has been quite an experience learning to adapt to the way of living here. Typically back in Nashville, we’re pretty much all used to driving everywhere (and sitting in traffic), but here, that’s not really the case. The people here rely on mainly public transportation, walking and biking wherever they go. It has been very strange trying to adapt to traveling everywhere like that, but I’m honestly loving it. Our group usually relies on taking the “tubes,” which is basically the subway, and taking London’s famous red double-decker buses (which are personally my favorite). Oh, and a lot of walking!
Code Compliance, and Fire
Another thing we’ve had to adapt to is how people speak here. We all know that people here call french fries “chips” and chips “crisps,” but we have run into several confusing encounters that I never saw coming. There have been several times where we go to ask for something, but the language barrier, even though we all speak English, has been a bit of a struggle at times. Adapting to the language used here has been quite a challenge, but also very interesting.
Our group so far has done several things within London, such as riding the London Eye, several walking tours of different parts of the city, a biking tour of the city, saw Les Miserables in show, and so much more. I will be sure to post about the big events we do as a group, so be sure to look forward to that!
I am so beyond excited that I have the opportunity to be living in London this semester, and I’m also grateful that I get the opportunity to share these experiences with you all. Please feel free to ask me any questions about this trip or anything I post about.
Also, if anyone would like to see more about what I’m doing while I’m here, I am posting some short vlogs to my Facebook page, so please feel free to check those out as well.
Thanks for reading!
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Ashley grew up in good ol’ Huntsville, Alabama, and is now currently attending school at Lipscomb University in Nashville where she is studying Journalism and New Media. Ashley’s goal when she graduates is to do something in either videography or writing, or any way that she can use her creativity to inspire and reach out to others. She enjoys writing about just about anything–from what she’s doing in life to tips or even just about things she finds interesting.
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