The End is Nigh
Our time here is almost at an end, and I can think of at least two
reasons why that’s not a good thing. The first you won’t
be surprised to hear: London, after all, is London. While
some of us might claim to be veterans of the city’s experiences,
we’ve actually gotten only a taste of what London –
and more generally, of what life abroad – has to offer.
And I, for one, am not ready to call it quits. In fact, for
some time now I’ve had my eye on a couple other study-abroad
trips that Centre has scheduled for next winter.
The second reason is painful even to contemplate here, but I’ll
persist. “Study-abroad” trips, of their nature,
normally involve both being abroad and studying. And I enjoy
both and am here for both. But whatever one’s particular
circumstances, the end of the term, which is now upon us, tends
to be a challenging time. Tests, papers, and projects have
a way of converging on the same dates, and sometimes it all makes
for a tough mountain to climb.