"Go Abroad, Young Woman, Go Abroad!"
This was the siren song playing in my head when I got the notice that the University of California was accepting applications to its Education Abroad Program. Until I saw that bulletin, I had never even considered going overseas to study, but the minute the opportunity presented itself, I started planning my packing list.
The first step was to select the country in which I would study. This turned out to be quiet easy, as most of the universities required fluency in the language. After four years of high school and college French classes, I still spoke very elementary French...and barely a word of Spanish, Italian, or German. I had the grand choice of one program that did not require a language background, the university in Lund, Sweden.
|Norwegian Stave Church|
That wonderful year abroad instilled a wanderlust and a curiosity about the world that has still not yet been satisfied. My husband, Rob, and I share the philosophy that life is short and the world is wide, so we travel as often as time and finances allow. This blog is going to highlight some of the "lessons" we have learned from our travels - and the first lesson is: Don't wait!
Go Abroad, Dear Reader, Go Abroad!