A Day In The Life Studying In London

Three weeks down, one to go. Time flew and before I know it, I’ll be back in Philadelphia in no time. Every day in London is both similar and different. Let me take you on a day where there was a good mix of class and after class activities; a mix between similar and different in one day.

This normal Wednesday started out as usual. I followed my typical morning routine to get ready for class and leave my dorm. Unlike my time in Paris, our school in London provided us with housing in the dorms, and while it isn’t the fanciest place, it’s decent (in a good way). That said, I am on the fourth floor so every day I have a whole workout going up and down the stairs. First class was the global marketing class, with Professor Butt. It’s a standard class, and since I am familiar with the information, it’s fairly easy to understand the class and follow along.

For our second class, which FYI lasts from 2-7pm, we started out with the professor’s lecture on the history of modern design, with professor Harrigan. In this class, we learn about the reason behind why an object is designed that way, etc. Because we have such a large portion of time for this class reserved, we usually have a small field trip to a site related to what we’re studying. On this day, for class we also had a small field trip to the Michelin House here in London in order to observe and analyze the building’s exterior and design of it. The purpose of this trip was to study the style that the building was built, so we could write more about it for the class.

After taking a small break at home, that night some friends and I decided to explore a new area in town and visit a well-known restaurant & bar for food at this place called “The Alchemist”, which is really famous because of TikTok and provides a very enjoyable experience! Admittedly, we may or may not have gotten lost getting there at first, but we did get there eventually, and it was well worth the wait! Towards the end of the night, we headed over to a place to listen to some live music which was really fun, and as we got more tired, we decided that it was time to go back home.

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