Rebekah Johnson is a senior majoring in History and Youth Ministry from Buda, TX. For more details on the HPU London studies program, visit www.hputx.edu/studyabroad.
Coming on this study abroad tour has been such an amazing opportunity. I had no idea what to expect when I got here, but from the moment I landed in the Heathrow Airport I have absolutely loved every minute of studying in London. I have had the opportunity to make new friendships, experience London, and live with students from UMHB and HSU. We all live in flats here in Central London. The flats are great, and because we live in such a great place in the City, I am always prepared for the daily adventures and sights that London might bring. You never know if you might get your shirt or backpack stuck in the door jumping onto the tube, or when you’ll get lost in the British museum.
Getting to take classes here has been an unforgettable experience. Most classes are tours of the city or of an amazing art exhibit. In the morning I could be looking at the crown jewels, and the in the afternoon I could be learning the Tudor history in the National Portrait Gallery. The shows we have gotten to see have been wonderful; my personal favorite was Billy Elliot, but I will never forget, waiting at the stage door to get Jude Law’s autograph in the rain after seeing Henry V. We have taken several day trips to Bath, Cambridge, Oxford, and even to Canterbury where we toured the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral.
All in all favorite part of this experience has by far been the friends I have made, the history that this city holds for me to see, and of course learning to love the fog and drizzling rain.