Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Anxiously Waiting...

Today I mailed in my UK Visa Application to the British Consulate (envelope to the right weighed almost a pound)!!! After completing my part-time job of putting this visa together (going to St. Louis for fingerprints, getting multiple packages from home, and many calls to CAPA [the educational institution in charge of my program] with questions), I get to wait to see if I'm approved!

Now I move onto my Health & Safety Orientation Thursday night and start packing! Knowing that I have 55 days until I go makes me a bit nervous! But several of my friends spent the summer in London so they've been filling me in on things to do, places to visit, and cultural differences. My uncle is also doing to the same thing--and he'll be visiting me in February!

All of the kids in my program will be completing internships with various companies in London as well as taking a class on British Life and Culture and a Journalism Seminar. According to our program director (who addresses us as a group as "London interns"), CAPA has started working on placing us! We'll be hearing about internship interviews soon!

We also got our address for London but not our specific apartment number. I've already Google mapped the address and it looks like a cute area of town. It's in South Kensington and my friends tell me it's a fun area of town too! I'll find out soon enough!

Until next time,

Monday, November 2, 2009

71 days: Mid-Visa Application

I have to have a United Kingdom Visa to intern in London. That requires an application that could be a part-time job for a week or so. Right now, I'm about halfway through that process.

The online (easy) part is done. Now it's time to assemble all the random paperwork, my passport and an official transcript from Mizzou. Also, I have to travel to St. Louis for a Biometrix Finger Scan (a scan of my hand). Then I send off my application to the Consulate and nervously wait for it to be approved!

Once my Visa application is finished, then the fun begins:: packing! Maybe I should finish the semester and Finals first though...

Until next time,