Shayanna Roman is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Public Relations major and Art minor at SUNY New Paltz, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.
In her first post, Shayanna gives us the do's and don't of preparing to study abroad.
Hello lovely readers! I’m currently writing this as I sit on my connecting flight to LA, where I will have a 12 hour layover (keep an eye out for a future post about that). Right now, I am utterly exhausted and stressed, but still excited nonetheless to finally be embarking on my journey to Sydney!
However, despite my excitement, to say my trip has started out rough would be an understatement. So today, I want to talk about some major don’ts for departing on your trip to hopefully help you avoid some of the mishaps I’ve experienced so far.
1. Don’t: wait to pack until the last minute like I did.
It is a way more work than you think, and if you’re like me, it will take a while to finish. I never knew true regret until I was up at midnight last night sifting through mountains of unfolded clothes, shoes and open suitcases. Seriously, don’t do that to yourself. You don’t need that in your life.
Photo: why am I like this…