So this is my first blog post about my time while studying abroad in London. Currently, I am in a little hotel room in Brussels, Belgium (a blog to come about that later) just having finished the second to last day of my Pre-Europe tour before actually starting classes in London on Monday. I just wanted to make this first blog post a little blurb about what i'm doing here in the UK and other various places in Europe. In the next couple days, once i'm settled into my home stay and (finally) get to fully unpack my suitcase I will make a few blog posts about the Pre-Europe trip. Anyway, in case someone other than my mom just so happens to be reading this blog and doesn't know how I got to be studying in one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world i'll explain. So, I go to a community college in Southern California and stumbled upon the study abroad office one day after have seeing a sign that advertised studying in London. Since London is a city I have always wanted to visit I decided to jump at the opportunity. Then just 10 months and lots of paperwork later, I find myself on the other side of the world taking pictures of the most beautiful landmarks that I've only seen in books. I am so excited for this opportunity and I hope you enjoy reading about it!