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Running into old friends in new places

Filed in Blog, United Kingdom by on March 25, 2019
by Selma Z.

When I was in high school I had this awesome friend (we’ll call her H) and she was the coolest person I ever knew. When she graduated high school, rather than going straight to college like every other person we, she took a gap year and went to England. I knew I wanted to travel because of her. I even begged my parents to let me take a gap year, too, but they weren’t having it. Last weekend, I met up with H in south London where she has lived for the last three years. We talked about politics, friends and philosophy. It was as if it had not been three years at all. But this experience reminded me that no matter where I go in the world I will always have a friend in some part of it. That is the beauty of studying abroad – you meet so many people and you have old and new friends that you can always stay with. Traveling helps make the world a little smaller.

Two girls embracing and laughing in the middle of a pub.

My friend and I in a pub in South London called White Hart.


A girl standing in front of Buckingham palace.

My favorite place in London – Buckingham Palace. Go super early, you get the best pics because no one is there.


About the blogger

Selma Z. is studying abroad on the University of Manchester program in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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