Christmas break is here finally and I’m…well, not here. I’m back home to lovely Romania, spending my first week between doctors’ appointments (mom’s order) and catching up with family and friends. But don’t go thinking that’s everything I’ll be doing…not even close.
Another week has just passed. I’ve been so busy going to classes and completing weekly tasks and assignments while at the same time, managing work, that I didn’t feel the time passing by.
Hi everyone and welcome back to uni! Yesterday I went to my first class of my second year and I couldn’t believe it. Seeing so many new students, nervously walking on the hallways took me down memory lane and reminded me of my first moments as a first year student…where did the time go ??
Now that my first year at university is over, I can finally relax, enjoy the sun (not as frequent as I hoped in Worcester) and the summer. As I’ll spend most of my holiday in England, I thought I could do something more interesting than work, work and work some more.
Now that my first year at university is over (where did the time go?), I can definitely say it was full of changes: new place, new people, and new experiences. I’ve never thought I would change as well, but looking back, I can see I am a different person now.
Before coming to Worcester, I was very skeptical about getting a part-time job, as I knew I wanted to focus on my studies and I thought that having a job wouldn’t allow me to do that properly.
Even if it is exciting, change is not always easy to cope with. That is why the first weeks at university can be terrifying, especially if you are an international student who just arrived in a new country. During my transition from Romania to the UK, I encountered 5 challenges of studying abroad.