A bittersweet moment: Studying across the pond in the spring


By Jerri Miller

This spring I will be traveling to London for a term abroad. Along with 14 other Union students, we will be living in apartments in Camden and studying in South Kensington.

We have a choice of five classes through CAPA International. One of the choices includes an internship. Through meeting with representatives and explaining our interests, they will match us with an internship that will fit us best. As a neuroscience major, I expressed my interest in neurology and have the possibility of working at King’s College with a neurologist for 15 hours each week.

The two additional classes I will be taking are called “Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London,” which includes touring and learning the history about London, and “European Politics and Government.”

With having classes only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in addition to the internship, we have the opportunity to travel around Europe on weekends. Places we are looking to visit include Prague, Paris, Munich, Florence and more! Two more weeks and we will be off!

I chose to go to London instead of any of the other abroad programs because of the internship opportunity. Being unsure about my future career, this gives me another opportunity to shadow and learn about the profession.

In addition, the center of London seems like a dream place to go. I have never been and I can’t wait!

It is easy access to the rest of Europe with such cheap flights that this seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity.

These last few days at Union have been beautiful. The nicer weather is putting everyone in a better mood, and you can feel the springtime mood upon us.

Although it is difficult to be leaving Union for the spring term, this opportunity will be more than worth it.

The spring at Union is irreplaceable, but hopefully my term abroad will be as well!

Two more weeks and we will be off. See you in the fall, Union!


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