Friday, September 12, 2008

Laurie to London

So, my sister in law Laurie is getting ready to head back over the pond. She has been back for a few months from her study abroad trip. She loved it over there so much that since she has been back she has been trying to figure out a way to get back! Well, she did it! She joined a program that sets the kids up with a work visa, job and a place to stay. Laurie is going to be working at a pub in downtown London - and she will be living in an apt on top of the pub. Does it get any cooler than that? Understandably she is so excited - but also anxious about the situation. The last time she was there she was with a big, organized group from school. This time, she knows one girl that will be there at the same time.
When I was in high school and college the whole study abroad concept was just coming around. I had a couple friends that went on a couple trips - but other than I never knew anyone that took advantage of a study abroad. These days you are hard pressed to meet a person that has just recently graduated that has not done some sort of study abroad. It's an awesome thing - I only hope that when Zoe is ready for these types of experiences that we can afford to help send her.

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