Hey, I’m Amellia! I am a first year student at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania studying Biology and Neuroscience on the Pre-Medicine Track. Through FYSAE, I am spending my second semester of college abroad in London, England. I have never left the country before so flying the near 5,000 miles from my home town of Bend, Oregon here was definitely an experience in itself. But, I am excited for the change and growth that happens in a new city and I figure traveling before my medical career really gets started is the best way to ensure it really happens. In this blog, you’ll see a way of balance between completing coursework to a certain standard while also absorbing and acting on the numerous expectations indirectly put on you while you are abroad.
It has been about one month since we arrived in London, England. Most everyone at this point is familiar with the area we live in, how to use the Tube to get essentially anywhere in London, and our classes. The shock from arriving in a new country has… More