Let’s talk about what I call the “good student meets the real world” phenomenon. You know it.. It’s when you do everything right in school, only to find that those skills that helped you succeed academically are close to useless in the real world.
You have already been in that city and you have seen the main tourist attractions, you had the chance to know the city and its main streets and squares. Now, you are somewhere in between being a tourist and being a local. Same city. A second attempt.
New year, new semester, new goals! This is the year we will be aiming to achieve something… that something can be mastering a new skill, building new good habits or leaving bad habits behind.
ESNers and students with an international mindset have something in common: the love for travel and learning about new cultures.
Studying abroad was my number 1 motivator while applying to university. The thought of spending a semester abroad was a dream come true.
Usually when one thinks of a university exchange, the thing that comes to mind is European countries and foreign languages.