Nathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.
In his first post, Nathan shares a few helpful tips for preparing to study abroad as he makes his way to Ireland for the spring.
Planning to study abroad is a lot like preparing for that first day of freshman year. You’ve carefully picked out a school, planned your classes, Facebook stalked your roommate (sorry Casey), researched the area, loaded everything you own into the back of a car, and now you're ready to go! At the same time, the majority of the people, places and activities that make up what you might’ve called your “life” in high school are left in the wind. Sure, you may have joined a sports team, or a theater club, or found a new coffee shop to frequent. But they’re all just a little bit new, different and, despite all the change, exciting.
Here are a few helpful tips for preparing to study abroad:
Helpful tip #1: Not sure you’ll be able to live without that morning coffee fix? Flexible, light, inexpensive silicone coffee pour overs are your new best friend.
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