The British Truth: Summer is Officially Over

Deanna Gorman is a student at Luther College and an ISA Featured Blogger. Deanna is currently studying abroad program in London on an ISA Fall 4 program.

I have been on summer holiday for so long, it began to seem like I would never go back to school. London has been treating me so well but honestly I was excited for school to begin. They say you only have one shot at your first year of college so make it good, but I disagree! Yes, I am a junior in the States, but I am not in the States and this term I feel just as new as my fresher flat mates! (well… almost as new) As I laid in bed Sunday night I found myself a little anxious because starting a new school can be a little scary, especially if that school is in a different country. As the days passed and I was introduced to each of my classes I became increasingly excited about the term ahead of me.

This one of my campus buildings at Roehampton. It is so gorgeous.

Wednesday afternoon we had another wonderful ISA excursion planned to Camden Town. The markets were filled with everything from clothing to home décor to souvenirs. Not to mention TONS of food!! We didn’t stay too long however because a group of us girls wanted to see Emma Watson at the premiere of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” in central London. Although Emma was too busy to come out and say hi, the anticipation and atmosphere was quite exciting.

This is the closest I have ever been to Emma Watson!!

The movie premiere was just one of many free weekly events I have attended in London. Another was a free tango lesson and open dance in the center of Liver Pool St. I traveled on the subway and when I got there I was not exactly sure where the event was but the site of Liverpool St. was fascinating enough. The streets were filled with bustling businessmen and women getting off of work and filling the pubs. I was just happy to be a part of the scene! Before long I heard tango music and joined in the lesson. It was an absolute blast!! I am so happy I went.  There is always so much to do and see and I love being spontaneous and getting involved in all forms of London culture! Stay tuned for what I stumble upon in the coming week…

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