Originally posted June 8, 2012, this blog post series is an undergraduate short-term study abroad trip in Oxford, UK in partnership with Salve Regina University and St. Clare’s Oxford. The blog post may have been edited for clarity and updated with relevant travel information and links.
My one goal for the day was to read Jane Austen’s Persuasion for Literature of Oxford. The original plan was to read at Starbucks on High Street in the city center, but after mailing a postcard to a friend, I picked up a cup of tea and a chocolate croissant and read at Martyr’s Memorial. I could only sit still for so long as the pigeons inched closer to my chocolate croissant, so I ended up going back to the dorm and reading there.
I took a few pictures of my dorm so you can check out how it is living abroad. I like the layout of the room a lot—there is a kitchen, bathroom, and ample space for my roommate and me to be comfortable.
For dinner, I mixed leftovers of Spicy Chicken Chow Mien with plain fusilli pasta and cooked it on the stove. Trust me, it is not something I would do normally, but for the sake of trying to balance my food budget, it worked out pretty well.