When I was in college, I spent a semester studying abroad in London—a big move from small-town Birmingham, Alabama (USA). (Hello, culture shock!)
I don’t recall too much from my classes there, but some of my favorite memories of that time are the most simple. I may never again, perhaps, feel more at home than those many years ago, sitting on the crowded tube at rush hour, a bag of Brick Lane bagels warming my lap.
And learning how to find my way around a new city and claim it as my own was a skill that helped me transition to jobs after graduation—in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, and New York City.
Do you have study abroad experiences to share?
- Perhaps it is the strangest thing you experienced?
- The most exciting person you met?
- A custom you adopted for yourself when you returned home?
Tell us your best memories and experiences, here.