Day 2: Arrival

Just a short update today because I am beyond exhausted. I’m rapidly approaching hour 36 of no sleep, and I need to get to bed early tonight so I start the week off right tomorrow morning! I couldn’t fall asleep on the plane to London last night, so I resorted to watching 21 Jump Street and Hunger Games as I watched the sun rise outside my window (good movie selection at least). I had the window seat, so I was in control of the shutter.  I closed it as soon as the sun started getting bright, because it made me panic a little when I realized I hadn’t slept at all.  I hope the woman next to me didn’t care too much about seeing the view…

When we arrived at King’s College today at around 10:30, we were told we couldn’t move in to our rooms until 2:00. Little obstacles like that come as an expected part of travelling, so we were all flexible, despite the fact that all we wanted to do was crawl into our beds. We explored the area a bit and ate a delicious lunch at a place called “Giraffe” that is right by the water. We are in a wonderful location. We can see Parliament and the London Eye on our walk to the other part of campus, across the Waterloo Bridge. I love the area already. Reminds me of all the convenience of living in Boston!

Tonight we had an orientation session with the Fulbright Special Programmes Coordinator and the principal of King’s College. We met one of our professors as well. We received our allowances for meals this week, so we stopped at the grocery store on the way home, and now it’s time for bed! Our class begins tomorrow at 9:00.

Colin, Emily, & Tyler

"Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life." Lawrence K. Fish

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