Conversations on Studying Abroad

Official CAPA Blogger Spring 2018: Kelly Allen - London

Jan 15, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Kelly AllenMeet Kelly Allen, an official CAPA blogger in London for spring 2018:

University: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Major: Journalism with a Minor in Fashion
Study abroad location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: Social Media Marketing Intern for MLML London


What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
Honestly, I’m extremely excited for it all—exploring the streets of London, being immersed in the fashion world through my internship, learning about British film and pop culture through my courses. I can’t wait!

What are three of your hobbies and interests?
Writing, fashion and photography.

What’s one personal goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
I hope to become less directionally-challenged and be able to navigate London as if I’ve lived there my whole life. Or, at least, be able to sort of know my way around without a GPS by the end.

What’s one professional goal you hope to achieve while abroad?
I hope to learn more about all aspects of the fashion industry so that I can write about fashion with more knowledge in the future.

What can we look forward to reading about in your posts?
Coffee. There will be a lot of coffee talk. You can also look forward to reading about film, fashion, culture, history, architecture, and the hidden treasures of London that are unknown to the common tourist (along with those that are well-known).

Anything else you’d like to say to people watching for the first time?
I hope you all enjoy reading about my time in London as much as I enjoy sharing it with you!

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