Getting Ready to say Goodbye!

As I’m wrapping up my final papers and assignments, my time at Manchester is slowly coming to an end. It’s definitely going to be a bittersweet goodbye to leave this unique little city that I have got to call my home these past three months. I am ending my time abroad with a quick trip to Barcelona, before I fly back to Manchester and head back home to Maryland. Before coming to Manchester, I honestly knew nothing about this city and, frankly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

From countless shopping days in the city to late nights exploring the Christmas markets, Manchester truly has a one of a kind charm you won’t see anywhere else. Compared to the rest of the UK, Manchester has a very distinct fashion sense and now when I am traveling around the UK I can always spot a Mancunian just by the way they are dressed haha. I am going to miss the amazing football games and all the Manchester City or Manchester United pride you see on game days, and most importantly I am going to miss the countless adventures I have got to go on with the amazing friends I have met while here. I can honestly say I will be leaving a little piece of home in Manchester when I head back to Maryland, and I look forward to the day I get to come back and visit. Hopefully that’ll be soon! Thank you, Manchester, for an amazing semester abroad and an experience I know I will never forget!

A picture of me, my friend from London, and my friend from the University of Kentucky at Etihad Stadium. We got to watch Manchester City play South Hampton that night.

Shiffali

Hi guys! I am a junior operations management and business analytics major who will be spending the fall 2017 semester exploring Manchester, England. I am so excited to bring you on my journey!

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