Study Abroad Update

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted anything about London so I figured it was time to write an update post.

After getting accepted, I had a really rough few days where I had to get everything done. I went to my study abroad adviser on Wednesday morning and had exactly 48 hours to get all of the paperwork done in order to go.

As you can imagine, I was completely stressed out. At that point it would have been much easier to not go than to get all of that stuff done. But I powered through it by skipping class and being a couple of hours late to work. It wasn’t the best situation, but I got it all done and found a ton of support from my boss and professors. Studying abroad is not an easy thing to do, but it’s my dream and I’m going to do whatever it takes to get there.

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Part of my paperwork was getting my modules signed off by my business adviser. Once again, I had to be difficult and decided that I wanted to use this experience towards an International Business minor. I skipped class to go see my adviser only to be told that she couldn’t help me and sent me to talk to two other advisers for my minor.

I was super stressed and sent out emails to both of the other advisers. Luckily, one of them agreed to meet with me the next day at 2:45, the only problem was that I worked at 2:30. I frantically texted my boss and told him that I had to meet with an adviser and couldn’t be to work until 4. I am just really grateful that I have a boss who cares about my education as much as I do. He agreed to cover for me so I could make it to the appointment!

The man I met with, Bret Wagner, was so nice and calmly figured everything out for me! He basically told me to take any classes that I wanted to and he would work them into an International Business minor! I am so thankful that he was nice enough to fit me in during his lunch hour!

Finally, Friday rolled around and Brett (my boyfriend) saved the day again by driving all the way to my work to drop off the final paperwork for me to sign! He then drove all the way back to school to give it to my study abroad it adviser. I’m so lucky to have a boyfriend who encourages and helps me follow my dreams.

Honestly, that was such a stressful, hectic week and I’m so glad it’s over. Regent’s emailed me the other day and gave me my official move in date, January 25! I am really hoping to hear back from some other students going to Regent’s as well because I don’t want to have to fly over by myself…

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I’m still stressed out over trying to find people to fly with, buying a plane ticket, and finishing my giant to do list. But I know that I will get everything done in time. January is approaching so fast and I am anxious to begin this journey!

Thanks for reading!

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