With one week left until I board a plane to Spain, I finally realizing how close I am to beginning my study abroad adventure! For months I have filled out form after form, met with advisors, and carefully planned this trip out. Having just returned home from a visit to India, I am overcome with jet lag and am slowly getting my things together. It feels as though I have been and will be living out of a suitcase this summer. Home is oddly different. Home feels like a layover between travels. Home feels like a fuel station: do laundry, repack, reorganize. As I prepare for my departure, I am unsure of what to expect. And somehow that is exciting yet nerve wracking. I am interested to see how the structure of classes are and how it differs to the United States. I wonder how time will be split in order to spend time exploring Salamanca and other parts of the country. And more than anything, I am curious as to who else is in the program and how we will all become friends. I love meeting new people from different universities. Ultimately, this program will be what I choose to make out of it. I am going in with an open mind and cannot wait to meet the people with whom I will be spending the next four weeks with. Time and time again, I have been told that studying abroad will change my life. I am more than ecstatic to see how the experiences and memories I make during the following weeks will impact my college career. Here I come, Salamanca!
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<p>My name is Sri Narayanan and I am a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am studying Biology and Spanish with med school aspirations after graduation. At school, I am involved with Medlife, student government, and research. Outside of class, I enjoy meeting new people, retrieving stolen possessions from puppy, and traveling. This summer I will be spending four weeks in Salamanca, Spain. It will be my first time in Europe and I am incredibly excited to explore Salamanca, make new friends, and enjoy the different foods!</p>