It’s So Close 

As I was sitting at Bafarat Cafe at Soho last day and getting my work done, I got a text from my sister asking me to look into flights for going back home. It’s at that point that hit me that I am here for only two more weeks. All these days I kept on hearing complaints from everyone about how not too many weekends are left for traveling but I didn’t realize that until yesterday.

Bafarat Cafe

Although I am extremely sad that I have to be packing my bags soon, I am so glad that I got to do this quarter here at London. For the two weeks I have, I have decided to make the most out of it. I have all these places listed out that I want to visit but again- not enough time.

In all my previous blogs, I have emphasized how much I love this place, this city. I know I am never going to forget the last three months I spent here. I was reflecting on my thoughts yesterday and realized there were so many moments back in August when I thought to drop this entire plan of studying abroad just because I was stressed out about my visa application process. I just want to thank myself for sticking around long enough and doing this. 

As for this week, I, as usual, tried out numerous new cafes and restaurants. I would say that it’s high time when I agree that my favorite thing to do is to go to a new cafe and sit there with my laptop, getting my work done. Also, me and my friend, Eesha, were having this conversation the other day that how we both like to discover every new place through their food. So it’s not a surprise that I am out with her at least once a week, trying out a new a restaurant. 

Also, on a side note, I am surprised about how much my time management skills have improved. I am keeping up with all my assignments, traveling, trying out new cafes and restaurants, going out with friends, working out, attending meetings of Drexel, and also keeping up with the co-op process. Six months ago, I wouldn’t be able to do all of these cause I had tried keeping up a balance of everything but I wasn’t able to- at that point it was just me overworking myself. Hence, these three months not only gave me a lifetime experience, it helped me become more confident, more outspoken, helped me get better at my time management skills, and so many other things.

In conclusion, I want to say that all the Drexel people who are thinking about studying abroad, please do it. I promise you that although it’s not always glitters and sky, you are going to learn so much. You are going to make connections which is going to last a lifetime, get opportunities for doing things which you might not ever get again. Hence, just go for it. 

A Message from the Office of Global Engagement:

The safety and security of Drexel students is a priority for the University. As part of the efforts to support Drexel students that are studying abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Global Engagement has conducted a rigorous review of programming and provided additional support to participating students with customized pre-departure orientations and regular check-ins during the required self-isolation period and the term.