Tuesday, December 26, 2006

2 weeks?!

I can't believe that there are only 2 weeks left until my flight to London. Christmas today (and yesterday) with both sides of my family was great... the theme definitely was preparing me for studying abroad and interning. Lots of amazing professional clothes, travel books (Lonely Planet - London, Rome, and Athens), a big urbanite bag, a new watch - all new things for the new city girl.

I also took some time to do some flat hunting last night online and e-mailed about two flats. One's probably too good to be true so I'm not jinxing it by talking about it now (but if it does work out, I'll let you know!) and the other is an open room in a flat with 3 Ph.D. students. While I do want to live with Ithaca kids, maybe living with some students at other schools who are maybe more acclimated to London will be a good experience. We will see what happens - I'm not putting down any deposits until we get there.

So the next few days I'll be running errands (traveler's checks, getting organized, etc.) then up to Groton for a few days, and back on January 3rd to pack like crazy!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I have classes!

Today I finally got to register (finally!). My schedule worked out pretty well, even though I had to switch one art history course for another. Here's how it's looking:

Monday: Work Placement (aka internship, but, hey, when in London... speak as the Brits speak?)
Tuesday: Sport Marketing 9:30-12:15; British History 1914-Present 1:45-4:30
Wednesday: Work Placement
Thursday: Victorian Art and Society 10:30-1:15
Friday: Nothing! (aka travel... lots and lots of travel!)

I LOVE my schedule because it leaves so much time to travel and explore London. So, yay! Classes!

Monday, December 04, 2006

40 days!

As of Friday, it was officially 40 days until I land in London, hopelessly lost, pretty much homeless, confused, jetlagged... and so very excited. In the first week, we'll be finding a flat, finding our way around a new city, and finding out what British food is really like.

In addition to classes, I start an internship at a museum in late January, working in their marketing department.

A new country, new job, new culture? I can't wait!