Study Abroad

Since as long as I can remember, I’ve been wanting to study abroad. I have never been to Europe, and although I don’t constantly mention it, it’s one of the things that I’m dying to do. Just picture this: waking up in a dorm of a foreign school, going to a small cafe in some piazza, riding a scooter, walking on the ruins of the Roman Empire…

Ciao! Dov'e la piazza?

Well, as much as we want to do this, the probabilities that we ever get to do it are nothing more than slim. There’s the money issue, having to take that much time off from work, and well, the fact that we would be paying rent here in Los Angeles as well.

Even though we said we’d stop talking about it because it seems so damn unlikely- I brought the subject up again this morning. Mainly because I got an email from the Travel Study site about a scholarship. If we both were to get the scholarship, that would at least cover the rent. If only everything else were covered too…

That’s the other thing too, we want to go together. But if you’ve ever noticed, schools don’t really have a lot of resources for married students. What’s that about?

The deadline to apply is coming up soon. Let’s see what happens…


8 responses to “Study Abroad

  • tnavarra

    I want to study abroad so badly. But I’m facing the same issues unfortuantely– money, money, money. As it is I’m looking at working for free this summer, full time, with an internship, all while paying Bryant 1500 for the “credit” that the internships all require me to get–I went as far as going to our study abroad office last year. I went to France and Spain going into my senior year of HS– my parents sent me on a trip sponsored by one of the teachers– and ever since then I’ve had the itch.
    I say, if you can get that scholarship, do it. What other chance will you have to live in a place for 5-6 months?

    • Mrs. This One

      Yep, it’s all about money- aggrrr!

      I think we’re going to apply and see how it goes. I think I also need to see if it would even be enough money. Will check it out next week probably. Fingers crossed!

  • Lil' Black Rain Cloud

    Study abroad was always something I dreamedof doing when I was at that stage in life (I’ve been outta that stage for, oh say, 15 plus years.) I can absolutely understand the desire to travel. I’m still going bonkers about it.

    So, if you get the chance — go for it, by all means. Do whatever you have to, short of knocking off a bank or killing someone, in order to have that experience. 🙂

    Best of luck!

    • Mrs. This One

      I love the suggestion of doing whatever it takes. I certainly will give it a try. I think traveling is just a craving… you know, I always feel like Los Angeles gets old and it’s time to try something new.

      Although I might not kill someone, I will start looking at banks 🙂

      Thank you for your comment!

  • fizzywoohoo

    Argh…I would’ve wanted the chance to study abroad too. I absolutely love Europe! Sadly, I’ve been out of school since…well, since 1997 and I’ve been working since 1998. I know they always say you learn more things in the real world, but I miss getting my @ss to class at 8am, or going to the library to do research or listening to a really interesting lecture. Well, my dream now is to visit Europe…or even some countries here in Asia like Japan or Korea, but it would also require money! haha..Ask. Believe. Receive. That’s what The Secret says. When the opportunity comes, go for it! =)

  • sabrinadankel

    Thanks for leaving such a lovely message on my blog!
    About studying oversees: I’ve done it. I’m from Germany, but I went to New Zealand for my studies. Hadn’t planned on it, I kind of went there and then ended up studying there by accident, literally. I got invited to this polytechnic and back then I didn’t know what the word polytechnic meant and because I didn’t have a dictionary (silly mistake! Just because I wanted to save weight in my suitcase!) it took me about 6 week to figure it out… and by the time I realised what a “polytechnic” is, I was already full in the semester, kind of.
    But yeah, it’s a great experience and if you get the chance to do it, I would absolutely recommend it. It can certainly has it’s ups and downs like everything in life, everywhere, but it’s a great opportunity to meet awesome people, to get to know a foreign country better and to improve your language skills. Who knows… after six weeks you might even already know what “polytechnic” means… 😀

    • Mrs. This One

      Yes, that is exactly why I want to go!! Seeing something new, meeting someone new. It just sounds exciting and like something we all ought to do.

      Maybe I’ll meet a millionaire in the next week or two who’d like me enough to sponsor my trip. Fingers crossed!

      Thank you for your comment!

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