Going Rogue: My Study Abroad Experience

During the summer of 2015, I was fortunate enough to study at the London School of Economics in the heart of London! (This experience was brought to you by countless hours of babysitting and working as well as donations from Jack Jessen- thanks dad). I took two business classes there (Foundations of Management and Consumer Behavior where I won Best Research Project), but before that, I went backpacking (also known as "going rogue" to our group) with one of my good friends at UGA and some of her friends through Munich, Venice, Milan, and Interlaken. Once I got to my program, I traveled on weekends to Ireland, Scotland, Paris, and of course, places in England like York, Cotswolds, Cambridge, and Oxford! Like many others, I recorded my experiences in this travel blog! It means a lot to me that you are taking part in my adventures by reading this blog, so thanks for stopping by! 

First Day of School! First Day of School!

I obviously could not resist using a Finding Nemo clip in honor of Shop with a Bulldawg's theme this year.(Also, my brother and I have loved yelling this on the first day of school for as long as I can remember)

My first day of class at The London School of Economics and Political Science was absolutely incredible! The campus is only a five minute walk from the Thames River, and I got to meet people from Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, Spain, and of course, the U.S. all in one day. This school is incredible because it is full of passionate and interesting people as well as challenging, interesting coursework. I hope to learn just as much from the people I meet as I do in my courses. 

The course I am taking during my first session here is a Consumer Behavior course, which is a big component of Marketing. It takes care of a Marketing credit at UGA! 

The course I am taking during my first session here is a Consumer Behavior course, which is a big component of Marketing. It takes care of a Marketing credit at UGA! 

Exploring London

In addition to attending class and meeting other students, I was able to take a stroll by many London landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben, and Parliament. I am so excited to see everything that London has to offer, and I think that my first day of classes was a great start! Also, all of the locals have adorable accents. I could listen to them all day!