Study Abroad

Lily Anderson

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What was one of your most meaningful experiences?

One of my most meaningful experiences happened during my trip to Paris. I had always seen pictures of the Eiffel Tower and became so accustomed to knowing it as such a staple monument in the world. But when I saw it in person and was able to travel all the way up to the top with some of my new best friends, I was overcome with such emotions because of what a dream come true it was. I have always talked about Europe with my family in the sense that it is so far away, almost like a whole other world, but finally getting to go and have the privilege to travel and see such wonders was extremely meaningful to me.

Why should Lasell students study abroad?

Students should study abroad because it gives them a chance to really find themselves. Although it sounds cliche, it's true because by going abroad, you fly away from your safety net of friends and family and away from the environment that you have always been accustomed to. It can take some time to adjust, but once you do, you never want to leave! I found such a great appreciation for the classes I took, museums I visited, and fashion in general while studying at LCF, so I would encourage anyone who is even slightly considering it to go.

What is your number one piece of advice for students studying abroad?
Don't follow the same study abroad path as your friends! It's best to be independent and go where YOU want to study. My four friends and I all studied in different countries and were able to visit each other during the semester which was so meaningful to us. Coming back home, we each had great memories to share and were able to really explore on our own. Everything will still be the same when you come back, so don't worry! Time flies.

What is a typical day in the life when studying abroad?
On a weekday I would wake up and either go to class or explore a new cafe and journal, if I had class later in the day. At school I would soak up all things fashion and love every second of the challenging curriculum. I would then either walk home or take the tube back to my flat, where I would be excited to come home to my flatmates and we would all sit around our dining room table and eat dinner and talk. On weekends, my friends and I would always be ready to either explore a new part of London or travel outside to new places.