I’m so sorry that I haven’t been able to update as much as I wanted to during this trip. Between trying to see everything, the class, and just living in England in general, I have barely had any time to update this blog. Unfortunately, my time here at Oxford is coming to quick end. My last paper was due on Wednesday, and my last seminar was Thursday. I honestly cannot believe how quickly my time has flown. It feels like just yesterday my duffle was trudging behind me as I tried to figure out how to get to High Street to Catte Street to Holywell to Mansfield Road. It feels like I just learned how to call up books from the Bodleian stacks, or how to wrestle with the on-line databases as I searched and searched for some elusive articles. I just can’t believe that my time here is nearly over. I am quite sad to leave Oxford, honestly. This trip has really piqued my interest, and I think that I’ll be working harder than ever this semester so that I can hopefully come back here for junior year.
The actual class that I took was extremely engaging. Because of US Intelligence Communities, I knew about how the US was tackling terrorism, but this class really broadened my horizons because it was from the British perspective. I’m glad that I experienced this entire tutorial system because now I feel that I’m a stronger writer. The entire British system was quite different at first, but I’m kind of going to miss tutorials. I guess that’s why we have office hours at Holy Cross!
Speaking of Holy Cross, I’m returning this Monday to start Kimball week. It’s going to be a hectic move in day for me, but it’ll be good to get back to The Hill. I have missed my Holy Cross friends and Holy Cross itself, so I’m actually kind of glad that school is starting once again. The classes that I’m taking this semester are extremely interesting. This semester is also when I’ll apply for Study Abroad. All in all, I am quite excited for this semester and everything that it holds.
Well, I’ve got to get back to packing because my flight leaves extremely early in the morning. Until next time, when I’ll be posting from Massachusetts!
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