I’m back! Same day, but just a little later. We just finished our delicious farewell dinner, and I wanted to conclude the Oxford trip on this blog since tomorrow I will be traveling all day and I’m not sure if I’ll have a constant Wi-Fi connection.
This trip has been a great opportunity and a dream come true, not only for me but also for my family. It was accidentally during a meeting with my Honors advisor that I found out about this study abroad trip, and after signing up and a flurry of schoolwork and finals and hoping, I found out that I had been accepted into the Honors at Oxford program.
Now that I have finished here, I feel that I have made full use of the time I was here all while still keeping an academic focus. I will probably talk about this trip months after I come back, but how could I not?
Tomorrow I head out back to Oklahoma, making this my last full day in Oxford. As always, with any good thing, it went by too fast and I’m sad to see it go, but I will always treasure my time here. It was a sort of academic dream, the perfect balance between school and leisure, doing my summer classes in the University of Oxford all while having the time and freedom to explore a new country. When I first arrived three weeks ago, I didn’t expect to grow so attached to the place, since I wouldn’t be here very long, but earlier I found myself taking pictures of even the most generic places here in Brasenose College, from the laundry room to the staircase leading to my dorm. I’m sure that when I’m showing my mom the pictures I took she’ll wonder what’s so special about where I washed my clothes. Later today we have a fancy farewell dinner scheduled to send us off, and I’m enthusiastically looking forward to it, but right now, I need to figure out a way to fit all my souvenirs into my suitcase!