...somehow I ended up reading about linguistics, and it was here that I came across a French word that immediately sparked my interest and proceeded to spread across my social media accounts. The word is déspaysement, and it means to feel disorientated in a foreign country - not in a good or bad way, but more in the sense that one feels like a fish out of water.
I'm over the halfway point in my exchange journey now! It truly has been just as beautiful and exhilarating as my social media would have you believe. The places, the people and the experiences are unlike anything I can truly express in words. This blog post isn't about all that, however.
Has it been that long already? How I've survived five weeks on my own in a foreign country is beyond me, but I managed to write all about how I've been coping with the changes and challenges it's brought.
Studying abroad has been a dream of mine since I was in high school. It was one of the reasons I selected UOW and something I've been working towards my entire university life. This January, my dream became very real as I embarked on the trip of a lifetime - to study in Leeds, England for six months.
Hey guys! I've written a little about my plans to study overseas on exchange in past posts, but with 2017 finally settling into my reality I can comprehend the fact that it's only really 12 months away.