I’m just finishing up the final touches on this blog! I bought the domain name “californiatocaledonia.com,” made a super cheesy logo, and rearranged the theme a little bit so my friends and family could navigate the blog a bit easier.
Now, an update!
I received my nomination from my American Uni earlier this month, which basically just means they approved my application. From there, I had to complete my application to the University of Strathclyde and turn it in, which I did last week. Now I just have to wait until I hear back from Strathclyde! I applied to live on campus there, which I feel might be the best fit for me, both logistically and financially. I didn’t initially feel this would be the best, but now I am stoked! The halls seem to be much nicer than the ones at San Diego State, and for that I am thankful.
I will be sure to let you all know when I hear from Strathclyde!
In 6 short months, I will be flying some 5,000 miles away to live in Scotland for a year.
Submitting my application to the University of Strathclyde and the University of Stirling for the 2012/2013 academic year.
I have been dreaming of this day for years. The first time my family and I went to Scotland, I was in awe. I couldn’t believe the castles, the people, the history, the accents. Everywhere I looked, I saw something different than at home.
I live in a big city, but it can start to feel awfully small when you have been here for 19 years. I have lived in the same 2-mile area all my life, and go to college 12 miles from my home. We have travelled to Europe as a family quite a few times, but I have never actually left. Going to Strathclyde will be an amazing experience, and I have never been more excited about anything.
This is hopefully going to turn into a place where I can write about my travels, experiences, frustrations, and personal triumphs while I am in Scotland. I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences!