Hi USWIB! I’m Sadhana, a study abroad liaison for NYU London. I am a sophomore studying Management. As of this week, I have officially been here for a month. I definitely feel settled and comfortable in my new home, and I’ve loved the past few weeks here—it’s flying by. Luckily, the weather has been pretty mild and we haven’t had much rain..not sure how long that will last though.
A bit about my experience so far:
I live in Urbanest: it’s a suite of 8 girls, each of us have our own single room and bathroom. The facilities are new and equipped with pretty much everything you need. The location in Granary Square is beautiful, it sits right on the canal. It is also a dorm for University College of London and the London School of Economics and it’s been awesome getting to meet university students based here in London.
My Favorite Parts of London:
Food: I love food (a lot). Although the British food is stereotypically not the best, the city is home to some of the greatest restaurants and you can find pretty much every cuisine imaginable.
City: I love the city itself. It’s a lot like New York, there’s so much to do and you’re never going to be bored. It’s also similar in that it’s very developed, everybody speaks English, and you can pretty much find anything you need without going too far. Getting around is really easy, plus, the tube is 100x better than the NYC subway system. Walking through London is different than New York, there are no skyscrapers, instead every street is filled with beautiful architecture, and there’s a lot of greenery as opposed to the concrete jungle.
Traveling: I love traveling. Skyscanner and Airbnb are my best friends for booking trips within budget. A few weeks ago I spent my birthday weekend in Paris which was incredible.
Hoping all the USWIB girls in New York and in all the other study abroad locations are having a great semester!