Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.
In her first post, Ryan outlines 3 important steps she took to make it from her home in the US to her study abroad accommodation in London safely—with a couple of flights and a layover in Iceland in between.
Studying abroad is a very big and exciting decision. When I first thought about all the places I would want to go, I deeply considered many options. But nothing stood out to me as much as London did. I loved hearing about the diverse experiences people have had in London. A city of many cultures and people, I was sure this would be the right choice for me. Several months after that decision, I found myself packing my bags and preparing to head out for the biggest adventure of my life.
Transferring during my layover in Iceland. It's beautiful there!
To step back and review how I got here, and how traveling to London went, I’ll first talk about my process of arriving in the city. There were three main aspects to my travel: flying, passing through the border, and transportation to my residence. I was feeling very nervous that I would mess something up in my travels, but I stayed calm and thought about how great it would be once I got there!