My school plays host to a myriad of International students and yesterday my school put on an International Fair to have them showcase their diverse cultures to the other students. Since my curiousity is something that will never be fully satisfied I decided to go and check it out and to also see some of my friend’s at the same time. I’m so glad I went too.
As you go to each country’s booth you’re supposed to ask questions that you may have about the country and/or the culture. I tried to do that, I really did, but my insecurites shined bright like a diamond every time I came to a new country because I didn’t want to ask any stupid questions or look even more foolish and ignorant about cultures than I already felt.
Earlier in the semester I was presented with the opportunity to go on a study abroad trip with the Journalism majors and my fellow Comminicaton/PR majors to Italy, Malta, London and Greece.
The other day I called my uncle, who handles my inheritance money, and presented the idea to him. He automatically started to get excited for me and told me that I should take this opportunity because once I graduate my chances of ever getting to do something like this are slim.
Today I have a meeting with financial aid to see if I can even afford the trip without throwing a lot of my own money into it and I gotta say I’m a little nervous about it because financial aid is the worst and I have so much to do if I do decide to go that I just want to throw myself on the ground and forget about it all.
As you can see by my tweets my wanderlust is starting to get a little out of hand & it’s only getting worse by the day. Mainly because of my correspondence with my friend from Germany that used to go to my school and is now living back in Germany and having so many wonderful adventures. I want that. I want to drink espresso in a cafe in a foreign city, eat my weight in authentic Italian food, and seek out the best little bookshops in London. I need more adventure in my life. Being stuck in the midwest for almost 25 years is making me crazy.
Should I do it?