10 Weeks of Manchester

Guest Post by: Sheridan Juarez, a Foster School student who participated in a Foster Exchange at The Manchester Business School in England.

When I first landed in Manchester I was excited to see what was in store for me for the next several months. My excitement quickly dissipated when I realized I had no idea how I was getting to my accommodation. Thanks to an amazing Uber driver, and a failed attempt to arrive via tram, I made it to my accommodation.

That’s when a second realization hit me; I’ve never been away from the Seattle area for more than two weeks, much less an entire semester. While I was panicking in my room wondering what to do next I heard a knock on my door. I met one of my flatmates who invited me to go out that evening with the rest of the flat. I had a great time with my flatmates and it made me realize that while I would miss Seattle, I should make the most of studying abroad in Manchester.

Writing this in April made me realize how much I’ve already done while here.

Experienced how crazy packed Dublin is during St. Patrick’s Day (Temple Bar is worth a visit!)

Saw Stonehenge for the first time.

Made some awesome friends






I’m about halfway done with my study abroad but I’ve still got a lot more to do.

The lecture portion of the semester is coming to an end and I have finals to look forward to in May and June.

But before that, Easter break is nearly here and I have planned a three week journey all across the E.U. Looking forward to experiencing more culture, food and memories for the next three weeks!