Let The Countdown Begin!

Jillian Arenson University of Westminster, England


March 29, 2015

I cannot believe that this week will be my last week of classes here in London! Time has flown by so fast! Even though I am so happy classes are going to be over, I am sad because that means I will have to leave the place that has become my second home. When people say “To travel is to find yourself,” it is very accurate. Without traveling at the very beginning of my time at Arcadia I never would have grown up in so many ways. It is truly amazing to see the change in myself over the years.

With the time remaining I plan on continuing my travels. This weekend I leave for a two week journey that is going to be unforgettable. On April 4th I leave for Dublin, Ireland and spend a few days there. After that I continue my journey to Barcelona, Spain and hopefully get to relax on the beach for a few days. Finally I will fly to my final destination, Italy. While in Italy I will travel to Venice, Florence, and Rome. Once in Rome I will get to see my friend from school. It is going to be so amazing to see him! I have not seen him since the end of last semester.

To celebrate the end of the semester my friends and I went to a rugby game at Wembley Stadium. Wembley Stadium is a famous football stadium that is home to the England national football team and also hosts the famous FA Final Cup. Being able to get a chance to see a rugby match there was absolutely unbelievable! I had an amazing time and it was so much fun to cheer on my rugby team the Saracens. Winning the game 42-14 it was a huge celebration for the team as it was a major victory for them! They got to play in front of a world record crowd of 84,068 people!

Just like this past weekend I hope that my weekends continue to end on high notes as this is the time to make memories that will last forever! As I start to prepare to go home I want everyone that is studying abroad now or that will study abroad in the future to know that time flies by in a blink of an eye, so don’t waste the time you have, do amazing wonderful things with it!