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Monday, April 2, 2012
Greetings from London!
As I write this, I'm sitting in a cafe near the Ithaca College London Center, sipping some tea and watching the traffic roar by. Yes, I know...very British of me.
So far, my semester in London has been absolutely unreal. Not only am I taking courses here on all of my favorite topics — media, music, and politics — but my classes make visits to the best museums, exhibits, and shows that London has to offer, from the BBC and Imperial War Museum to the Houses of Parliament and British Library. To top it off, I'm interning at NBC News London, officially fulfilling one of my lifelong dreams of working at my favorite American television and news network. My flatmates and I have all successfully found a flat that we love, mastered chunks of the vast Underground Tube network, and discovered some of London's best food, shopping, and entertainment joints.
My reasons for choosing to study abroad in London were simple. I wanted to travel somewhere where I could observe a different culture, speak to new people, and really experience a city from the inside and out. As a journalism major, this is everything I could ask for.
This is a big year for the city of London, which is gearing up for the 2012 summer Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee in June, a celebration of 60 years since Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953. 2012 also marks the 40th anniversary for the IC London Center (more on this later).
Stay tuned for updates as myself and fellow Fusie Anika document our experiences for the rest of the semester.
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