My name is Molli Richards and I'm from the small town of Massena, NY. I studied abroad during the Fall 2013 semester with the London FYP. Making the choice to spend the first semester of my freshman year abroad may sound crazy because it is unusual, but it was one of the best decisions of my life. I lived in a flat in central London with seven other first-years who I also took an FYP class with: The Hogwarts School of Finance: British Children’s Literature. In the class, we read children's books and identified economic concepts with the final project being to write and illustrate our own children's book. I also took three other classes unique to London which all heavily emphasized experiential learning. For example, in London Financial Markets we visited the London Metal Exchange, Lloyd's of London, the Bank of England and more. Throughout the class, we worked in pairs on the EuroChallenge where we took an in depth look at a European country's economy. The final project was to present our EuroChallenge findings in a competition at Morgan Stanley. Through this class I found my interest in economics. Living and learning in a world city like London allowed me to gain a global perspective and also become a more independent person. I was able to travel around the UK and even into Europe. I found lifetime friends and a love for an ever-changing city. Those four months were some of the best of my life and I encourage other incoming first-years to seriously consider the London FYP program.