After three jam-packed days filled with little sleep, I’m a bit exhausted. But hey, who ever went abroad and came back wishing they’d spent more time sleeping?!
I spent the vast majority of my first few days running around UCL’s campus, going from meeting to meeting, office to office. But after it all, I’m officially enrolled and registered! I will be taking Psychology of Individual Differences, Topics in Developmental Psychology, London Architecture (where our classes are out in the city, looking at buildings), and Medieval History through London Collections (where we again go out in the city and learn directly from primary sources). Classes start Monday, and I can’t wait!
The people from my building have bonded super quickly, so I’ve spent most of my time with them. We have Americans, a few Australians, a New Zealander, and we’ve met a few people from Holland! It’s fun comparing cultures, though we’re ready to start meeting some Brits! After our crazy day of enrolling and registering yesterday, the group went out to Indian food to kick off the weekend. The city is so lively and full of fun places to go, so we’re trying to conquer them one step at a time!
To continue this trend, we spent the day at Camden Market, exploring the labyrinth of shops and food stops. From clothes to furniture, these stores have nearly anything you could every want – including Chinese, Indian, Thai, Italian, and even Mexican food! Camden Market is right next to the Camden Lock, so Regent’s Canal runs next to it – making the area adorable. Camden gives off such a fun vibe, and I can’t wait to explore it further!
It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been here for four days, but I’m not complaining. I’m having so much fun already that the last thing I want is for this semester to zoom by!