The Day Before Departure

January 24, 2017

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Hello from Canton, Ohio (still…)! As I prepare for my departure tomorrow, I worry about the weight of my luggage and the timeliness of my planes. How much would it suck to have a leg delayed enough that it throws everything off? Anyway, as I have prepped and sat at home doing nothing super exciting, like playing around with the computer and decorating my laptop case with stickers (NOT MY LAPTOP. JUST THE COVER. I might post pictures when I have time…) [EDIT: found time!], I’ve realized that I’m beyond excited for Bremen.

I never thought I’d be nervous about studying abroad, but I’ve now realized how much there is to worry about logistically. The copious amounts of paperwork are rather daunting and the whole “making all new friends” aspect of abroad is equally scary. There’s so much to do in such a small amount of time, and I’ve read online a lot about how difficult Jacobs’ CS classes are. That’s nerve-racking.

Still, I’m sure I’ll have tons of fun! I’m going to miss my friends at home. I’ve met my roommate for abroad and he seems like a good guy, and I’m gearing up for my flight tomorrow. My bags are just about packed… my stuff is about cleaned… I have some work to finish for Tenable (the company I’m interning for) before I go, but that shouldn’t take long… then I’ll say goodbye to my grandparents in the morning, then my mum who is bound to be an emotional mess… AND then off to ATL → CDW → BRE! Can’t wait!