Keep Calm And Travel On

Well, like all good things do, my 13 months abroad has come to an end and I couldn’t be more in shock. Everything went by so fast. I feel like just yesterday I stepped off that plane with my 4 suitcases filled with youthful excitement, and now am back in the mother land broke as fudge.

I remember the morning I left like it was yesterday. I didn’t sleep at all the night before − I couldn’t, not with how anxious I was. When I left home to set out for the airport, tears filled my eyes. I tried my best not to start whaling because I didn’t want to ruin my makeup. 

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9 Ways to Survive Grad School In Spain

When I decided to get a masters degree abroad, I was much more focused on the “abroad” part than the actual “degree” part. I didn’t picture all the books and sleepless nights, instead I filled my brain with images of fun in the Barcelona summer sun.

Once I arrived in Barcelona I did just that. I spent most of my time at the beach, sipping on mojitos and sunbathing. I was living the life, and then it hit me, I had to start classes. I was still in vacation mode, trying to adapt to a new country, a new culture and a new language while also writing two essays and a presentation a week. Lets just say, the struggle was real.

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