Whirlwind of First Two Weeks in London

Submitted by Hannah Schaffer on the 2022 summer session program in London sponsored by the Department of Art and Design…

These two weeks in London have flown by and I have already learned so much. I’m spending unforgettable time with some amazing new people and learning more everyday about my career path. Since being here, we have met with over ten artists/designers, four design/advertisement agencies, walked through two museums, seen three art galleries, and eaten TONS of amazing food. I also got to see the sites this past weekend. A few of my friends and I went to the London eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. We’ve become masters at public transportation and discovered a few of our favorite spots in this robust city. There’s a canal that runs near our apartment building that’s absolutely beautiful. We all take time in our week to walk down there and get some quiet time by the water. It’s a great place to read, write, or hangout. Learning British slang has come much to my surprise. They say “take away” instead of “to go” at food places and “cheers” instead of “thank you”, still not used to it. Overall, our time has been amazing so far (and very busy) and I can’t wait for the next three weeks to come.