Wow, I’m almost done. Two more weeks. One of classes and one that is half my classes then exams. Then I’m on my way home. It’s hard to wrap my mind around. We’re in the time of final projects and wrapping everything up before exams. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were taking midterms and looking forward to going on fall break. Now we’re about to take our finals and are looking forward to doing Christmas at home with out families.I am keeping very busy beyond just the academic madness that always happens with this time of the semester. I planned most of my traveling for these last three weeks of the year. In the course of one weekend I visited both Geneva, Switzerland with another student in the program and also visited my best friend where she is studying abroad in Granada, Spain. After about 8 hours in the airport (never doing that again) and lots of traveling and exploring, I’m happy with all I did this weekend. Hopefully my feet stop hurting soon! Regardless, on I go. Next weekend I’m headed to Italy and of course I need to study for finals and pack to go home! Allons-y!
I am the younger of two and the only one to study abroad. I have never had a bloody nose and I am immensely proud of that. I have always been very creative and am very excited to study abroad!
Sharing the Joy of Studying Abroad | October Ambassador of the Month Meredith Hawley
by IES Abroad
We're thrilled to announce Meredith Hawley (Granada, Spring 2018) as our October Ambassador of the Month! As a volunteer Ambassador, Meredith shares her study abroad stories and advice back on campus at Loyola University - Chicago. Read more about Meredith's experience in Granada and how it motivated her to inspire future study abroad students.
Siena is a beautiful medieval city located in the heart of Tuscany. From the moment I moved into my apartment overlooking the mountains and the stone walls of the Basilica of San Domenico, I knew that choosing this to be my home for the next three months was the right decision.
I could never take any of this for granted. I can’t believe I’ve traveled as much as I have. So far I’ve been to Paris, Amsterdam, and Italy. Hungary is coming up for Thanksgiving break. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in it all.