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September 30, 2016

Melissa Williams, HKS Salt Lake City

Hello again! ...I can’t believe that it’s already the final week of my time here in London. These last three months have been nothing short of incredible, and I’d like to thank HKS again for the opportunity to experience our firm abroad. In honor of everyone that has commented on my ‘top 10’ lists, I’m turning my entire final blog into a list of ‘fun facts’ I’ve learned while living in London:

September 21, 2016

Alissa Christine Bozza

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Alissa Bozza. I currently work for the HKS Hospitality Group in our Dallas headquarters and have been living in Dallas for two years. I am a second-quarter Xchange Fellow and will be working out of our Washington, D.C. office for three months (July through September). Part one of my blog included articles one through five, beginning with my arrival into the city. Part two is a continuation of my journey in and around Washington, D.C.Article Six: PhiladelphiaMy next adventure took place in another important historical city, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As I passed by their downtown and made my way through William Penn's city, it was pretty incredible to think that I was walking the same streets as some of our greatest Founding Fathers. The Liberty Bell was very iconic, as well as some of large museums and squares. One of my favorite pieces there – other than the mouthwatering cheesesteak I waited in line for over an hour to get – was the Reading Terminal Market. What an incredible urban addition. The marketplace is buzzing with people and action from the moment you enter. Restaurants, butchers, produce, shops ... I felt like I was transplanted to a European marketplace.

September 14, 2016

Melissa Williams, HKS Salt Lake City

After two months of living abroad and working in our London office, I’m finally starting to feel like I’ve established a routine so that life feels less chaotic and (slightly) more normal. Somewhere around week 6, I began referring to the flat as “home,” which to me signals the mental transition between adjusting and adjusted. As further confirmation, I catch myself using ‘cheers’ rather than ‘thank you’ and pronouncing ‘week end’ as two distinct words.

September 7, 2016

Alissa Christine Bozza

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Alissa Bozza. I currently work for the HKS Hospitality Group in our Dallas headquarters and have been living in Dallas for two years. I am a second-quarter Xchange Fellow and will be working out of our Washington, D.C. office for three months (July through September).