Bonjour! During International Education Week in November, students and faculty watched and voted on Study Abroad Video Contest entries from this past year. The winner, Abbey Coughlan from the Class of 2019, documented her experiences in Spain as well as other countries she visited while abroad. The other three entries showcase student experiences in Ireland, Italy and England.
When I started thinking about studying abroad, England never crossed my mind. I figured I’d go somewhere like Italy or Germany, but not England. I’m not sure what changed my mind. Maybe it was the English countryside or the appeal of the architecture I would see. Or maybe, it was just meant to be.
It was a difficult journey to get to Reading, England because it was a new location to the study abroad office. The moment my bus turned the corner onto campus I fell in love. The University of Reading is massive compared to Lasell; I live in a flat with 26 people, which is much different than living in Ordway House during my first year. In fact, everything here seems the opposite of Lasell.