I just had what some may call a revelation.
I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone, studying abroad in England for six months. That was as out of my zone I thought I’d need to go. Until I was given a month off school.
I decided to pack a backpack. To use this month to explore Europe. To see the world – solo.
I was so nervous and my whole family kept telling me I didn’t need to do it. I could back out and stay in Exeter all month.
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Mental health. The forbidden fruit of conversations. It might sound like taboo to some but to others, mental health issues control their whole lives. For me, it’s like the elephant in all rooms I enter. I’ve had my ups and downs, but I’ve learned to always prioritize my mentality. While traveling and being constantly distracted, it gets pushed to the back. Until it weasels it’s way back to the front.
And it always does.
Continue reading A Hobbit in England – Mental Health Abroad
I’m officially one week into my six-month study abroad experience. Here’s a little background about my situation: I’m a third-year at the University of South Florida partaking in an exchange program at the University of Exeter, about three hour southwest of London, England. Business marketing is my major and I’m taking some very interesting classes here in the UK.
Global Environmental Issues, International Business, Behavior, Decisions and Markets, and Economics of Management Strategy. Stay tuned for a post addressing the differences between classes in the UK versus the US. From curriculum to the professor and classroom experience, it’s been a pretty cool ride so far.
Now let’s get into the more interesting stuff: life in Exeter. Being here only eight days, I must say I’m on a British high. The culture, the accents, the food, the people, the weather, everything. My only complaint is the HILLS! This Florida-born-and-raised chick is adjusting slowly but surely to these 75-degree angels.
Continue reading From Sweats to Shivers – A Florida Girl Takes England