Preparing for my Semester Abroad

I’ve always known I wanted to study abroad in Italy. The hardest part was figuring out how to study abroad. There were so many choices to be made. What part of Italy? How long of a program? What program to go with? In order to make these decisions I attending my university’s study abroad fairs. At these fairs is where I meet Athena Study Abroad. Once I started talking to them they made everything so simple.

The next part of studying abroad was filling out the application. This part was overwhelming at times, but Athena was always helpful when I had questions. I recommend making a list of what needs to be done for the applications, along with a list of any questions or concerns you may have. Staying organized was crucial.

As my departure date approaches, I am full of excitement. There are times where I get nervous, but then I remind myself that I am so lucky to have this opportunity. One thing I have been doing is making a list of places in Italy and in Europe I want to see. Another thing is making a list of things I need to pack. I figured the earlier I start the less likely I am to forget something!


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