London is truly the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city in the world. I was breath-taken as soon as I landed into Heathrow Airport right up until the last night I was there when I stayed out until 3 AM walking around and enjoying my time with the best people. In order to gain a taste of study abroad as well as enhance my career portfolio, I decided to take an intensive three-week course called Alternative Investments at the London School of Economics. There, I met some of the brightest and most successful students from all around the world and was taught by renowned professors. I had never thought it was possible to learn so much in such a short time, and I never realized that I could ever make lifelong friends in just three weeks. From studying together to eating at a restaurant at 2 AM, I could not be more grateful for this experience. It is something that I will hold dear to my heart forever, and I am already looking forward to my next trip to London. I am extremely grateful for the UTD staff and the study abroad office for providing me with financial aid and scholarships to gain insight into other cultures, and I truly recommend and advise everyone to study abroad whenever possible. Seeing the world by yourself has remarkable effects on your life, including finding yourself, realizing what you want to do with your life, experience new cultures and try everything that comes with that culture, and meet some of the best people from all over the world. Education is something that ties people from all over together, and my experience at LSE was nothing short of that.
-Nikhil Gotgi, London School of Economics, Summer 2019