On the return trip, it looks like you’ll be spending the night in Melbourne...– Dad, in an email discussing getting my plane ticket
Visa application sent.
I had a moment when I realized that something I just held in my hands would be on the other side of the planet in a few days. Cool.
Live orientation done! I almost forgot about the 3-hour, mandatory orientation because the exchange partner I’m apply through is taking care of almost everything. The orientation was really helpful, there were a few returnees from USC that shared a lot about their trips. I was mentally on the plane by the time it was over; I cannot wait to get this paper work done and get off this...
Regularly scheduled programming....
So, looks like it’s been a year since I tried to study abroad the first time. Woopsies. Well now I have a plan which includes deadlines. Let me back up a little: I was not accepted last time to study abroad for a semester because my GPA was 0.1% too low to be eligible for study abroad. Two summer classes later, I was eligible (and kept my scholarship). But, in the meantime, I got a pretty...