Hi there, I'm Delaney! In Spring 2018, I studied abroad with IES Abroad London. It was an incredible experience, and one that I think about constantly—I now work for IES Abroad, which I'm sure has a lot to do with keeping study abroad top of mind!
Every semester, I get so excited to see new students embarking on their own journeys to explore London, and I thought that I would share some of my best recommendations for, well, anything I could think of that might be helpful 😄
Once you're on the ground, you'll be able to start exploring and get a sense of the pace of life in London as well as your own favorite spots. I think overall, the most important pieces of advice I would give to any student considering going abroad are:
- Be super open-minded and challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone.
- If you ever feel homesick or just get drained from all your new surroundings, it's okay to take a step back and relax! Netflix UK will keep you company.
- Definitely bring some good walking shoes.
- Bring a nice jacket (or two!) because you'll be wearing it in most of your photos.
I feel like I could go on forever, but I'll stop myself here. The best part about London is that it has endless things to discover, so you'll never be bored! The IES Abroad London staff are incredible and ready to support you in whatever way you need while you're abroad. I know you are going to have an amazing time and so many unforgettable experiences 😍