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What? My fourth semester of college already?! And changing majors?

Posted on January 13th, 2009 by Laura Herrejón

So, here I am about to start my fourth semester in college, after a nice vacation back home (Mexico). It was great being able to see my family, celebrate the holidays, see my friends and be in known territory :)
When I got there, it felt like I was never gone, and a blink of eyes I was back in the U.S.A.
It can seem like a surprise to some of you, but yes an international student changed a major, I changed my major from Accounting to Psychology. If you don’t know, not many international students change their majors too often, because of the money that this involves, and because sometimes we are taught that the decision that you made as a senior in high school for your career has to be definitive and unchangeable.
But, guess what? It turns out to be that I may graduate a semester earlier with the required credits and including a minor. So, if you ever feel hesitant about changing your major, just investigate it, and check it out and if it turns out to be a major that can make you happier or goes along with your life goals, I advise you to do it and give a twist to your life, who knows maybe this can fit better to your life.

8 Responses to “What? My fourth semester of college already?! And changing majors?”

  1. http://www.extremejohn.com Says:

    well time just flies by for sure.

  2. Character Education Says:

    why do u want to change majors… why you changed from accounting to psychology, these are two opposite disciplines. There would be no problem if you change from mareting to psychology. Because both of these are basically related to psychology.

  3. Education abroad Says:

    Well done! I think you definitely did the right thing! Better to change your major now, than regret it when you’re stuck in a career you don’t like.

  4. Laura Herrejón Says:

    Thank you for your support! I think that we need to follow what makes us happy…and Psychology helps me achieve that… thank you for your comment!

    Laura

  5. Ralph Jenton Says:

    Really insightful posts here. Glad I finally found this place. I can’t remember who referred me here, but sure glad they did.

  6. Laura Herrejón Says:

    Thank you so much for your comment! I am glad people are referring others to this site.. its wonderful!

  7. Fernanda Ramirez Says:

    Hey,im from mexico, I loved this blog, because actually right now i’m considering studying in the U.S. There’s a lot of excitement to go to a new country but i’m scared i mean, being in a different place and coming from zero without friends.
    do you think it’s worth it? or you regret it and wish you had studied in mexico? it’s the one question that is kind of holding me back, i really want to, but i don’t know if here in mexico would be a better choice.
    Laura where do you study?
    Can you orientate me please!

  8. Willis Eeds Says:

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