Graduation Year


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Program or Major

English with Concentration in Writing and Mass Communications

Faculty Advisor

Michael Land


College students, London, England, Foreign study


Creative nonfiction is a genre that consists of dramatized, true stories. They are portrayed through literary elements commonly used by poets and fiction writers. These elements include dialogue, a replication of scenes, character development, and detailed descriptions of setting and interior thought. Creative nonfiction allows the writer to find meaning beyond his/her experiences and reflect on universal and personal issues.

When I set out to write, I intended on writing one longer story that brought each individual experience together. As a final product, my thesis stands as a collection of different trips and events that all contributed to my time in London. Breaking up my thesis into separate chapters has been a visual representation of what the semester was like for me: I've captured distinct moments that can stand as independent pieces. But I've also joined them based on themes of self-discovery, nature versus city, and vocational exploration.

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