We mostly just went over the schedule, had the basics explained to us and our questions answered. Until the afternoon. That’s when we played a bunch of games to possibly get rid of some shyness, and to have everyone get to know each other. Which continued during welcome snacks and drinks in the evening. Even with yesterday and all of my prior research, I am not sure what to expect from the course, but I am pretty sure that I am going to have an amazing time studying with all of these people 🙂
Today we didn’t have classes, but a school trip to Hampton Court Palace. Rodney, one of the guys in charge of our program, told us it would be a useful visit since the building and remodeling of the palace spans from Henry VIII to King George II. Still, the main point of the excursion was probably for us to get to know each other before starting class. And the palace and the grounds and the entire thing was also absolutely beautiful!
A regular admission also gives you access to the maze, which is pretty cool. And even if it’s kind of cold and you’d rather stay inside for your exploring, it’s worth it to go outside, just to see the gardens and the trees and the fountain and the…
“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.”