I can’t believe that I have been studying in the United States for longer than a year. I am already in my 10th week of my first semester of my sophomore year, and it feels like I just started yesterday. I am absolutely in love with the University I chose and I can honestly say that studying abroad is one of the best experiences in my life.
Today, we had our first Hale or as my Ecuadorian friend and I like to call it: SNOW! It was great, just looking through the glass and experiencing things and events that back home, in our countries, we don’t get to experience.
I found great friends, who have accompanied me through these ride and I am so grateful for them. Life is easier with friends you know? My friends come from all over the world (including the US) and it is great to know people from all over because I can travel so much and find friends anywhere I go. In the same way, my friends can come visit me anytime if they ever visit Mexico and I am there at the same time.
Some of my friends are from Germany, and they are really enjoying their time while living in the United States. For fall break, some of them visited California, surrounding parts of Indiana, Illinois, and many other places. Also, others for Thanksgiving will visit Miami, Bahamas, New York, Canada, and many other places. They are really enjoying and taking advantage of their time here and I feel like every student while abroad, should visit the country where they are as much as they can. Who knows when they will have the same opportunity again?
Classes are beginning to get harder and at the same time I am starting to feel more comfortable with the University’s academic atmosphere. I am getting a hang on of things and this is helping me to further immerse myself in the Academic world of Academics.
Everything can get to our hands if we fight for what we believe in. Definitely try harder than your normal standards and no challenge (especially the one of studying abroad) will be strong enough to get you down.