Once upon a time, I wrote a little post called Sam Applies to Study Abroad. I talked about how scary even the possibility of study abroad was and questioned whether or not I could do it, live in whole another country for a whole semester. Time passed, I made my decision, put in an application to study abroad in Britain for the fall 2013 semester, and before spring break I got an email from the study abroad office.
They were having some trouble figuring out how many students they could send to the UK, and I would have to wait even longer to find out whether or not I was accepted on behalf my own college’s study abroad office.
I waited another two weeks, and then on Wednesday I got an email. As far as my college is concerned, I’m in.
Uh. Holy crap.
Now, there is an application for a British university sitting in my inbox, and after it’s all filled out, I’ll send it off, and there is a good possibility that’ll I’ll be accepted. Basically, because I applied for an exchange program (someone from the school I am applying will take my place at my school while I go to the UK) there is already a spot allotted for me at the host university.
There’s always a chance I might not get it, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say chances look pretty good. It’s pretty darn scary when you think about it.
It’s also really exciting.
I don’t know how this is all going to work out, but I can officially say that I am in the process of becoming a study abroad student. Wow. That was kind of scary to even to write.
I’m going to be a nervous wreck before I get on that plane.
Have you ever studied abroad?