Hello, there! My name is Julia. I am a student at University of North Carolina at Wilmington studying abroad in Swansea, Wales for Spring 2017. I–like so many before me–have decided to operate a blog to chronicle my time across the pond. The plan is to write posts about my personal experiences and share pictures from my travels. Hopefully, my travels can be of some use to other students considering spending a semester abroad.

To those of you wondering about the URL: I am an awkward whale. It is a fact I have not only accepted, but embraced. I am leaving my pod and travelling to my homophonic homeland. It should be an adventure.