Study Abroad Part 3: Reflections

In the same way that moments in your life become memories, my study abroad journey seems so far away. There’s a part of me that can’t believe my exchange is over.  I almost feel like it was all a dream.

But it happened. And I’m so glad and so grateful that it did. It changed me.  It changed me for the better and in some ways, I still sty the same person I was before. Pictures and videos are powerful things. They hold our memories in a moment of time so that we can go back and reminisce on what it was like.

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Study Abroad Part 2: First impressions and enjoying my exchange

So I was off to an adventure! My bags were packed, I had all the relevant info and my plane tickets were booked. All I had to do now was move in and enjoy myself. Because I did my exchange in the Spring semester, we only had one day of orientation as opposed to the week that would’ve been for the Fall semester.

That first weekend there ( the weekend after orientation,) I went to the mall on a trolley rented by the auxiliary services and then I went to a cookout/ bonfire we had at a host family’s house. Everyone seemed nice. The suites weren’t so bad and I had a great introduction. Continue reading

Student Exchange/ Study Abroad Part 1: How I Prepared

For those who don’t know, I recently came back from a student exchange in the United States. It was around this time in my first year that my school had a Study Abroad Information session, so I thought I would post this in honor of that time.

Going on exchange was a great opportunity and I’m glad I went. It was honestly the best semester I’ve had at university. I wished I could’ve done a full year but in the end I’m just glad I was able to go at all. A lot of people may think that it’s a lot of work, and it wasn’t (at least for me), a lot of things I did were made easier by me, doing them early.

I’m going to split this post into three parts: before I left, during my exchange, and after exchange: a reflection.

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First Week of School

This week was the first week of school and boy was it a week. It was the most hectic first week back I have ever had. Between running round trying to get classes finalized and my transcript fixed,this semester looks like it’ll be challenging.

I have a feeling that how I start this semester, I’ll continue it in that same pattern so I’m trying to start out being as diligent as possible. I’ve started studying nearly everyday, which is different for me because I don’t usually study like this. I can already tell that this semester is going to be a lot of work. Continue reading

It’s That’s Time of Year Again

 

No, it’s not Christmas. It’s the other anticipated/dreaded/and highly looked forward to time: Back to School. For some of you, it’ll be full of excitement your first day of school ever, whether its college or secondary/high school, and for others, such as myself, it’ll be my last first day of school ever ( at least for my undergraduate career, hopefully).

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