On Friday I got up at 3am to pick up 150 students from the airport. Our fall semester has officially begun and I am excited and a teeny tiny bit jealous of our students and the wonderful experiences they will have here over the next couple of months. I studied abroad in China and the US before getting my degree in England, so I'm only too familiar with the ups and downs of living abroad and how much it shapes you as a person.
This weekend was full of orientation activities and I have only just found the time to sit down and take a few deep breaths. There is still so much to organise and sort out, but I'm calling it a day and will be spending the rest of the evening watching 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and sipping on a glass of elderflower cordial.
Have you – or are you planning to studied abroad?
|Me at Lake Michigan Fall 2006|