Tag: study abroad

  • After the rain – my first month in Sweden

    After the rain – my first month in Sweden

    A few days before class on my way home, I step off the train to discover a deluge. I have over a kilometre to walk, I’m wearing shorts and a light windbreakder, and the water gods are having a ball. The cold, unrelenting pelts are all I can hear and feel and I try not…

  • When in doubt, investigate

    When in doubt, investigate

    “You should study abroad,” they said. “It’ll be good for you.   My parents met when both were overseas, and I’ve been reminded more than once that without that prerequisite, neither I nor my brother would exist.   I’m not a chick reticent about fleeing the nest, but figuring out what I wanted to pursue…