The Week Of

So it’s official I leave in less than a week. I did some math & I’ll be gone for 109 days!! I can’t wait to be out of my comfort zone but not going to lie.. I’m freaking out a little bit. I’m going to miss my friends & family SO much; however I know I have to push myself to do something I’ve always wanted to do.

In 2015 I studied in London for 3 weeks and I never thought it was possible for me to study abroad for a whole semester. I always thought it was too expensive, I would get behind in my studies & my parents wouldn’t approve. Then I started doing the research and found out my school had an exchange program with a business school in the Czech Republic! So it didn’t cost me extra to go there AND they had classes that counted towards my degree. I highly recommend talking with your school’s international department; because most of the time they can find something that works for you.

“And then there is the most dangerous wish of all- The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

Randy Komisar

Why I want to travel abroad

I want the experience of living in a different county and not just traveling through it. I’ve always had this wanderlust inside of me and I was tired of being in one place for so long. So even though I’m scared to leave my home for 4 months; I could not be more ready.

I can’t wait to see the world from a different perspective and to learn things that I couldn’t get out of a book in a classroom. I want to explore all new cities and meet people who make my soul richer. To see that my problems are so small compared to just how big the world is. I am ready to be completely amazed by beautiful views, music, people and architecture. So as this week continues I will start saying my goodbyes (which I’m not ready for, S.O.S) and also try to pack my closet into a suitcase and a backpack… As a classic over packer I don’t know how that is achieved..

So I can’t wait to start this journey and get ready I am about to take a lot of pictures.

– Rachel

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  1. Mr.p
    August 25, 2016 / 1:33 am

    Have fun. Enjoy the experience and take in as much of the culture and sights as you can. You are going to experience something. Lot of people never get too. Miss ya and can’t wait to red your blog. Mr P

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