The structure of my program had my academic classes finishing up this past week. Thus, I was quite busy finishing up classes with projects, essays and final exams. The following weekend was the start of my semester break. Continue Reading
Since the Study Abroad program I am a part of has required classes for the first half of the semester and a for-credit internship for the second half, my major courses were in their second-to-last week this past week. Continue Reading
My 5th week in London was rather mellow. The most exciting part was probably going to the Sky Garden. Continue Reading
My fourth week in London was also my first week with a test. That is not exactly interesting but it shows my academics are taking up more of my time.
Anyway, I stayed in London for the entirety of the week. On Thursday I went to see the West End production of Les Miserables. Continue Reading
My third week in London was rather relaxed compared to the first two. I had a full 5 days of classes followed by a weekend in which I stayed in London. I was sure to get in some exploring within the city during the weekend. Continue Reading
This past week I began my academic classes and visited the London Aquarium. However, this was the least exciting part of my week because this past weekend a group of UConn students decided to head up to Stockholm. Continue Reading
Although adjusting to London was a little bit of a challenge at first, I have definitely enjoyed my first week abroad. Luckily I did not experience a large culture shock adjusting to London, however I have discovered a few more differences between American English and British English. For example, the production of zero uses a short “e” while their vitamin production is unique.
Since my actual classes will not start until next week I was able to explore London and the surrounding areas a bit. With my free time, I explored the major London tourist attractions like the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and The British Museum. In addition, my flat mates and I took a day trip to visit Stonehenge, Bath, and Windsor Castle. Perhaps the most interesting part of the journey was the fact that the major church in the city of Bath was covered in tombs both below the floor and along the walls. It was a rather interesting sight.
Overall, I certainly enjoyed my first week in London and I look forward to continuing to get to know the city and Western Europe.
Brendan Armbrust Mulcahey ’19
Student, UConn School of Business
Brendan Armbrust Mulcahey is a junior studying finance. He interned this past summer at Axcess Value, a small business valuation firm. A fun fact about Brendan is that during his freshman and part of his sophomore year, Brendan worked at his old high school as the technical director for the school’s plays.
After 1500 km and 4 days of driving from the South Island we arrived in Auckland. It took much less time to move into my new home than my places at UConn. This is probably since I was only allowed a 50 lb. bag and a carry-on when I came to New Zealand, compared to the truck-fulls of stuff I spent moving out of the Oaks on the Square in May. After living in an off-campus apartment for two years I was moving back into a dorm. Continue Reading
I arrived in New Zealand on May 30th and started classes July 24th, giving me plenty of time to explore this beautiful country before the semester started. My friend and recent UConn alum, Richie and my other friend Alexa joined me on this adventure. Continue Reading
It has been two weeks since we left to embark on this English summer adventure. With each passing day, my colleagues and I feel more at home in our new environment. We no longer take our time meandering in the tube station trying to navigate our way through London; rather, we stride with confidence to our desired destination with ease. Continue Reading