SMU Abroad: Embracing London

Blog 1 photoBy Carissa Laughlin

This summer has been absolutely incredible! All thanks to SMU Abroad combined with the Cox School of Business, I have had the opportunity to live, study, and work abroad this summer in London, England. The first four weeks, I spent taking a class about British culture, government, politics, sports, and anything else you can imagine. It was a huge eye opener about not only the differences, but also the similarities between England and America. The second four weeks consisted of an internship at Modus Publicity, a fashion public relations firm in the heart of London. I had an irreplaceable experience where I not only developed my business and leadership skills, but had the chance to meet other interns from around the world. My friends at Modus were from South Africa, Germany, Holland, and Scotland, in addition to England. It was amazing to get to hear about their life experiences, and very funny to receive stereotypical American questions. In addition to school and work, I had the opportunity to travel a bit. I traveled to Dublin and Paris in addition to more local trips to Brighton and Oxford. It was very sad to come home, but I am overwhelmingly excited to start my third year at SMU. I cannot believe how the first two years have flown by, but am even more excited to see what is ahead!

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