English, Creative Writing
Reading, writing, crafting, Delta Zeta
Blue Springs, MO
Where did you study?
Name of program
Kingston University Summer Program
Why did you choose to study there?
I have always wanted to go to London. There is so much
to see and do in the city, along with all the culture as
What courses did you choose to enroll
British Culture & Society and Creative Writing in London
How did you pay for your study abroad
Did you use some sort of financial
aid, scholarship or fellowship?
What was your living situation?
I lived in a single person dorm room with my own tiny
bathroom, and shared a kitchen with three other girls.
The dorms are very small, but I was hardly in it anyway!
What did you do for fun?
Class assignments involved many touring trips or
individual study trips to sight-see London. We went to
pubs to eat and meet local Brits as well. I also went on
a long weekend trip to Ireland and Wales.
Favorite aspect of your trip?
Meeting new people and seeing all the sights in London
I've been wanting to see for years.
Challenges you faced?
Conversion rate made everything really expensive and the
bus system was hard to figure out. I also lost my travel
pass for all the public transit so I had to pay each day
for my travel until my pass was replaced.
Advice or helpful tips for future
Do your best to attempt to budget while abroad. Money
What is one thing you would change
about your experience?
I would have spent a semester abroad, not just the
Is there a funny or memorable story
you would like to share from your experience?
A friend and I planned to go to Abbey Road and it took
us three days to finally get there. The first day we got
lost because we took the underground to the Abbey Road
stop, which was on the opposite side of London from
where the Beatles Abbey Road was. The next day I was
sick, so we couldn't go. Finally the third day we made
it to the actual Abbey Road.
Something interesting you learned
about the town you lived in?
Kingston, where Kingston University is located near
London, is where the first several kings were crowned.
The coronation stone is still in the town.