Well… it’s just less than a week until I embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
In short, I’m moving to San Jose, California for six months to begin my student exchange at San Jose State University (SJSU), where I’ll be finishing my third year of business and journalism studies, and on return will complete my fourth and final year back at QUT.
But first, let me tell you a little more. You see, I’ve always wondered why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth… then I ask myself the same question.
Studying abroad has been a dream of mine since I high school… and America has always been on my mind. While going on student exchange isn’t just travelling as a tourist, it’s also living in a new country, with a new culture. I plan to immerse myself fully into the American lifestyle, by having day-to-day interactions with the locals, getting accustomed to their habits, traditions and culture, and gaining first-hand judgement and experience, which will broaden my horizon for life.
In my opinion, a life of travel is a good thing to have… but the catch is, once you start, there’s no looking back! So where I plan to begin, and hopefully enrich, grow and prosper, is at SJSU.
I chose to study at SJSU because of its fantastic extra-curricular activities for journalism and public relations students, their high graduate employment, and overall student satisfaction. Respected globally for its excellence, diversity, flexibility, range of opportunities and top quality academics, SJSU provides a broad variety of courses and more precisely in the communications area. Although I will spend just one semester in the U.S., the experience I will gain will undoubtedly endure throughout a lifetime.
But before I move into my retro college dorm (yipee!), the fun will all begin with an eight-day Topdeck tour covering Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mariposa, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco.
So please, with months of fun just around the corner, I invite you to follow along on the blog, where I’ll be posting on a weekly basis from a variety of locations.
Want more? You can also find me on Instagram here. Enjoy!