Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
In our program, we have classes Monday through Thursday and Friday to Sunday off. We decided to take advantage of these weekends off and do some extra traveling, which I highly suggest! My favorite trip that we made was to the Galápagos Islands! At first thought, I expected this trip to be extremely expensive and never thought I could afford to join the other girls.
Over the past few weeks, I have had plenty of time to reflect and reminisce about my time in Ecuador, yet I am still at a loss for words. I have been to many family gatherings where everyone is asking me how it went, and all I can seem to tell them is that it was amazing.
When I told my mom that I wanted to study abroad, I could tell that she was apprehensive — to say the least. Once she saw that the whole program was guided by a professor, she was instantly more comfortable.
Before I arrived in Norway for summer school, I spent three weeks travelling around Europe. I was travelling in the United Kingdom (UK), Scotland, and Sweden. Considering that I will be in different countries who use different currencies, the money situation wasn’t as easy as I thought. I couldn’t just change USD to one currency and be done. I had several options laid out and I will share the pros and cons of each.
This summer, I will be studying Intercultural Management – A Scandinavian Perspective at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. I’m excited for this upcoming study abroad for primarily two reasons and I will share why.
I waited to write this blog until after we returned from the Galapagos, and I am so glad I did. This weekend was a great opportunity to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. So, the theme this week is comfort zones: when to challenge them, and when it’s okay to give yourself a break.
My biggest fear (well, one of them) going into a study abroad program was my age. Unlike my other travel-mates, I am almost 40. How would other students react to having me on the trip? Would I be viewed as the “mother” of the group? Would the other students even want me there? What would we talk about?
Most often on the weekends, my friends and I plan excursions in Jordan to venture out and explore the area. This past weekend, we visited Wadi-Mujib and the Dead Sea. Wadi-Mujib is a canyon with water running through the middle of the canyon