Well, at this point it's been going on for 11 weeks and still nothing. Though rather than being annoyed I've just decided to deal with it. I really am lucky to be able to do something like this and patience in the least I can give in return...
I have been accepted as a Global Leadership Scholar. I would just like to say "Thank you so much!" I am very honored to have been awarded this scholarship; it makes me even more excited to go (and I thought that wasn't possible!)
Well, one of the requirements for the scholarship is that I keep a blog, so viola, here it is! I'm also supposed to say a little about myself and why I chose to do an exchange, what I expect to learn from it blah blah blah etc etc... So here I go...
My interest in cultures started when I was a freshman in french 1. Before too long, though I didn't know much french, I fell in love with the language and I knew it wouldn't just a passing fancy, but rather a lifelong affair. Each new thing I learned just made me yearn for more. And it didn't stop with french, I soon became interested in several different cultures. How could I have gone so long without opening my eyes to the rest of the world? How could I be so blind?
Soon, I became completely enamoured with Europe. I had never been there. I didn't care. I just knew. When I first went to Italy with my family a few summers back, it completely exceeded my expectations. From that point on I became obsessed with traveling and hungry for adventure.
I loved the feeling of being submersed into another culture and learned so much from it. Which brings me to why I am doing an exchange. What would it be like to live in another culture? Not only would I learn so much from it, but I would also be able to represent my country and hopefully better its reputation. But truly, I don't really know what it will be like.
That's why I'm doing it.