Alice is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Computer Science and Marketing major at Northeastern University, she is studying abroad in London this semester.
In her first post, Alice recounts how her high school teacher's advice to study abroad stuck with her and shares why she went through this process independently to fulfill her summer abroad experience.
Study abroad. Even before entering college, I knew that it was something I’d have to do. I distinctly remember sitting in my AP Spanish class my senior year of high school and my teacher talking about her own experiences with studying out of the country during college.
“If you ever have the chance, take it. I promise it’s an experience you won’t forget.”
Summer is the time to go to London, known for one of the rainiest cities in the world,
and yet almost everyday has been as beautiful as this!
I can remember how she was sitting, how she said it, and how those words have stuck with me ever since. Others I’ve talked to have emphasized the same thing, encouraging me at any and every opportunity to go abroad. “Do it, it’ll change your life forever.”