Last weekend, I drove to Chicago with my mom and my sister. I had never been there before, which seemed silly to me—I’ve traveled all over Europe but haven’t explored my own Midwest backyard.
My favorite part of the weekend was our evening spent in the John Hancock Center, which was recommended to me by a friend who has lived in Chicago for several years.
Whether you’re headed across the pond long term or for a short trip, here is some advice you must know before you go!
That’s Nor-ich, not Nor-wich.
Going far away doesn’t always mean your depression will too.
Depression is tough at home, and being in a new place far from the family and friends you’ve relied on in the past can make dealing with it all the more difficult.
You arrive at Heathrow airport, fresh off a ten-hour plane ride and excited to begin exploring your new surroundings. But first things first: how are you even going to get off the airport grounds? And how will you get around after that? That’s where a few transportation tips I learned from other students who had studied abroad in England before I did came in handy—and I hope they can be helpful to you, too.
Will I be lonely during study abroad?
The short answer: If you don’t want to be, no!
One of the first questions people asked me when I told them I was studying abroad was, “Are you going with other people from your school?”