Teamwork, Baby!

Hello Hello!

Throughout this term, I got to work with a group of wonderful students from around the world to complete a communications project. We did a ton of secondary research, surveys, and interviews that ultimately translated into a 2500-word report and 15 minute presentation. Though group projects can sometimes be strenuous, I found this experience at KCL to be enlightening.

My teammates were definitely diverse… the ages ranged from 18 to 30… from Australia, Spain, South America, England, Africa, Japan, and America… cross-culturally bonding right here! I love them very much!

Here was our take on teamwork;-)

Enjoy,

JZ

Where I Meet Girls…

Hello friends,

So what did I do this past weekend? I purchased a train ticket and made my way down to Oxford for their 2011 InterVarsity Debate Tournament. I joined the King’s College debate society at the beginning of the term and have been enjoying British Parliamentary ever since.

The Oxford tournament is the biggest debate competition on the European circuit every year, aside from the European Championships. I got to meet some incredibly talented speakers from all around the world, including the United States.

Many of my closest friends in the UK also do debate; you definitely build a family after traveling together for so long:-)

So this is where I also meet girls…

Sincerely,

JZ

The Little Things in Life…

Hello everyone,

It has been more than a month since I’ve been in the United Kingdom. Naturally over time, you develop some complaints about minor everyday things. So this blog will simply be about me as a drama queen.

Hope you find this at least somewhat helpful!

Cheers,

JZ

Friendly Neighborhood English Spiderman!

Hello friends!

Everyday when traveling to campus, I see a group of people practicing Parkour near a local truck ramp. For those that don’t know, Parkour is the sport of freestyle running. Basically, you have athletic people making a playground of normally dangerous urban environments.  🙂  I had to get it on film!

UK education is different… less class time… fewer assessments… focus on independent work… TONS of reading. This is going to take some time to get use to.

Thanks for tuning in!

JZ

Running Into Emma Watson!

Hello friends!

I have now officially been enrolled as a student of the UK. Crazy and surreal!

Orientation week was quite different from ones in the United States. Instead of required events with a “student leader” or group, schools in the UK just give you suggestive events to attend. Some of these included a welcome fair and meetings with tutors (professors).

I’m learning to get around… while getting lost in the process! It is all in good fun though. You meet some exciting people and see some incredible places. OR, you think you meet some incredible people… 🙂

Until next time,

JZ

Welcome to London!

Hello everyone!

Thank you for tuning in to my first blog. As you just saw or will see, I have finally arrived in London, England to kick-off my study abroad adventure!

As of right now, I am suffering from jet lag really bad. Woke-up at 4pm this afternoon and missed out on two meals. Two whole meals… not a happy camper right now. Somehow, I must arrive on campus (King’s College) at 9am tomorrow. Note to future students: arrive a couple of days early because jet lag will be an issue!

I hope everyone enjoys this introductory video. Please leave comments, ideas, questions, ideas for the future!

Until next week,

JZ