Pre-Study Abroad Diaries: Anglophiles Anonymous

Now that I’ve decided on a study abroad blog domain, I’m reblogging the posts on

Breeze Riley

An·glo·phile noun \ˈaŋ-glə-ˌfī(-ə)l\ : a person who greatly admires or favors England and things English

In two months I will be leaving U.S. soil for the first time in my life to study abroad in the far away and exotic locale of…


OK, so not all that far away or exotic. But as someone who has never even been south of Georgia or west of West Virginia, going to England to study for a few months is a huge deal.

However, I’ve been preparing. You could say I’ve been preparing my whole life. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been exposed the American pastime that is Anglophilia.

Harry Potter, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, all the shows PBS jacks from the BBC, P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster stories,  bands ranging from the Paddingtons to Art Brut, the 2006 English World Cup team, Doctor Who, an obsession with Winston…

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