14 days seems like a really long time right now, but in reality it's almost nothing. I spent so many months reading blogs and fantasizing about studying abroad, and now it's so close! I've been doing a lot of predeparture preparations, including a start to packing. I'm a notorious over-packer, and so I was so … Continue reading The Countdown Continues… 2 Weeks Left!
In 19 days, I will be on a plane to Washington DC for my pre-departure orientation (PDO). This is so crazy to me, it's all going to quickly! I'm really excited, but also sad. It's the weirdest mix of emotions. Since I just graduated, I know that even after I come home, things will never … Continue reading 3 Weeks Left!
Winnipeg, Manitoba is one of my favorite cities. I love going there so much. Thankfully, It's only about 3.5 hours away from where I live! The other day, my dad, brother, family friend, and I decided to take a day trip to Winnipeg. I thought I should blog about it, just to practice blogging about … Continue reading I went to Canada! (for a day)
Hey y'all! I haven't written a post in a while, but a lot has happened! It's already June 22, which means only about 2.5 months until I leave for Morocco! That's crazy, when I found out I was going there were still like 4.5 or something. I graduated from high school, which is great. It's … Continue reading What’s Up?
So I have now interviewed 3 (or 4, depending on how you look at it) times for a Congress/ State Department scholarships. I have interviewed twice for CBYX, once for YES and once for NSLI-Y. My NSLI-Y and YES-Abroad were actually combined though, since I applied the same year. I’ll start with CBYX, since I’ve … Continue reading NSLI-Y, CBYX, and YES-Abroad Interview Experiences and Tips.
Exchange will be hard. I think that there will be some times when I will wonder why I am even in Morocco. So that’s why I’m going to make a list of all of the reasons that I want to study abroad, specifically in Rabat, Morocco. So, here we go! I love learning languages, … Continue reading Why I’m Going to Morocco
This is really more for my own sake than anyone else’s. I’m fairly certain that once I’ve been abroad for a while, I will begin to forget my daily routine in the US. So, I’m gonna write it down! I’m currently a senior in high school (only a month left!) Even when I return from … Continue reading Typical Day in a US High School
So, after a lot of careful thinking, I have decided whether I will be spending my gap year in Sarajevo or Rabat. I am going to Morocco with NSLI-Y to learn Arabic. It just feels right to me, and fits into my future better than Bosnia. I am kinda sad, because I love Eastern Europe … Continue reading The Choice Has Been Made
So today, I was not expecting anything special. After lunch, I checked my phone one last time before I shut it off. I saw I had an email from NSLI-Y. I opened it, and what do you know?!??! "We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a 2017-18 NSLI-Y scholarship!" … Continue reading Now, The Confusion Sets In.
In December of 2015, I applied to the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange, or CBYX. I was so excited, I totally wanted to spend my senior year of high school studying abroad in Germany. But then, I didn't get it. I was super sad at first, naturally! But then I realized, there were a ton of … Continue reading And Then it was Official!