Tomorrow is Travel Day! | Holly Goes Abroad

The day I’ve been awaiting for months is finally around the corner: travel day. Tomorrow I hop on a plane and leave the United States for the first time (eek!).

As I talked about in a past post,Β I’ll be studying English literature at Mansfield College within Oxford University during this academic year. Even just writing it out like that feels so surreal– I still can’t believe this is actually happening! I can’t wait to solely focus on studying literature for an entire year (of course, the fun adventures and exploring that come along with it aren’t too shabby, either).

This summer has been filled with packing, doing required reading, and preparing in any way I can for the huge leap I’ll be taking. I’m incredibly excited (and nervous!) for what this next year has in store for me!

My plan is to post weekly updates on what I’ve seen, experienced, and done throughout my study abroad experience. Not only is this a fun way to share the experience with others, but it also allows me to have a record of my year at Oxford. I’ll also be posting plenty of photos to my bookstagram (@nutfreenerd) so be sure to check it out!

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me along the way– your kindness and generosity means everything! ❀




55 thoughts on “Tomorrow is Travel Day! | Holly Goes Abroad

  1. Oxford is wonderful! I’m sure you’ll love it. Make sure to check out Blackwell’s Bookshop. It’s a book lover’s paradise (so much so that walking into their basement level for the first time weirdly brought tears to my eyes…but I’m a sap, so maybe that’s not saying much.)

    If you make it up to Scotland at any point and need an Edinburgh tour guide, give me a shout πŸ™‚

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    1. OMG I can’t wait to visit Blackwell’s Bookshop!! I have a feeling I’ll be in there way too often πŸ™‚

      And I’ll definitely take you up on a Scotland visit at some point πŸ™‚

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  2. Ahhhh this is so, so exciting, Holly, I’m so impatient for you to get there and to hear about your adventures! πŸ™‚ Have a safe flight and hope you’ll settle in well! Sending you tons of love xx

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  3. Good luck, Holly! I’m sure you’ll feel right at home in Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter country. Be sure to share your favorite Oxfordian tea spots!

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  4. That is very exciting, and I hope you have a wonderful year abroad. I admit to being a bit jealous, so I’m looking forward to living vicariously through your Instagram and here on the blog. Have a great trip!

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  5. I’m way late in writing this, as I was out of town, but I guess you already know how excited I am for you. I hope your first week has gone well, and I’m looking forward to your updates!

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