For those of you who have been interested in studying abroad in London, when is a better time to go than now? The Olympic games are being hosted in this magical city and you can acquire your own taste of the action. Who knew that London could become even more historical than it already is?
I took the picture above when I was in London last Spring. Notice how it says “only” 483 days, 4 hours, 1 minute, and 31 seconds until the beginning of the Olympic games! This makes me even more depressed to realize how long it has actually been since I was forced to leave London. Yes, I say forced because I would still be there now if I had my way (stupid Visa regulations…). I remember coming out of the National Gallery of London (seen behind) and stumbling upon a huge wooden crate. No one knew what was inside of it, but it was roped off and seemed important. There was a sign that said “Unveiling tonight at 7 P.M.” As much as I wanted to go to see the unmasking of this mysterious item, we couldn’t make it.
A few days later, I walked past Leicester Square again and took the above picture. It was an art structure that would remain in the area until the Olympic Games began. Well, looking at the website http://www.london2012.com/, it tells me that there are only 170 days until that running of the torch. I write this not only to inform you about a perfect time to study in London, but also to motivate you to take that extra step now as well as that wonderful opportunity. It’s lying in front of you just waiting to be grabbed, so don’t let it pass you by. I would give almost anything for a chance to be back in London, especially at such a special time as this. You still have time to take part in this historical event, but you don’t have a lot of it. If you’re reading this and have had even a spark of interest in this opportunity, go to http://www.saiprograms.com/ now and check out all of the options that are in front of you just waiting to be taken.
As a side note for any of you SAI’ers who are currently in London this semester, the work of Lucian Freud goes onto display for the first time at London’s National Portrait Gallery tomorrow (February 9th)! It will be used as a countdown event for the Olympic Games. If you like what you hear and want more information, go to this website: