Getting acclimated: I've done a lot of walking around, trying to get my barings of this city. The Tube is AWESOME! I so wish Seattle had a Subway. I've had the chance to try a ton of places to eat (some more notable than others) of both English and International cuisines. My over all impression of English food: yummy comfort food, but definately not for every day. I can only eat so many potatoes. They serve french fries, mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes with just about everything.
Playing the tourist: I haven't done a whole lot of tourist stuff...yet. My dad has been with me and has done and seen most of the famous sites. We toured around St. Pauls Cathedral, saw a play in the West End (Deathtrap, a comedy about a playwrite willing to literally kill for material), went to Dover on a day trip (see below) and toured around the Churchill war rooms, which are very cool. Up next is seeing Henry IV at the Globe.
A couple of sites from my first day walking around.
Being oriented by school: I've had to go to a bunch of orientation events. Most of this is pretty standard stuff. I've met a few people from my program. Classes start on Monday. Hopefully then I'll feel more settled and recognize some faces around campus. I'll expand upon this more after I finish the orientation process this week.