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I would like to renounce my citizenship…

…but only for a few months. That’s right, America. In two days I’m off to Europe…the big E! I’ve officially made it half-way through the packing process and am finishing up the last two essays I need to read before departure! This is insane! At this point, I’m not sure how I feel about the whole experience.  I’ve been to Europe twice before, but for some reason I feel completely different about this trip. It feels like all my anxiety, nervousness, eagerness, and excitement have been stuffed into a blender and turned into some kind of emotional milkshake.  I don’t deny that I am nervous about the experience, but I’m also very eager to see what Germany has in store for me over these next few months.

With just a few days left before departure, I’m just trying to tie up all the loose ends. All that’s left is packing and some homework, and maybe a few hours of panicing…but aside from all that, I’m ready…I think. This past weekend, I moved some stuff into my house at Augie and stayed long enough to realize I’m going to miss it all while I’m gone. But these next few months hold so much potential and I know it will be a great experience for me. Augie is always trying to get its students to step outside their “comfort zone”. I’m pretty sure this term qualifies, but that’s also the really exciting part.  I know it will be one of the most memorable experiences of my life! I don’t know what to fully expect, but come Wednesday–I get to find out! I hope you join me while I explore Germany, Europe, and everything in-between during these next few months!

The next post you see will be from the Deutschland!

Bis Spaeter! (see you later!)

I’ve officially made it
half way through the packing process and am just finishing
up the last few essays I need to read before departure.
At this point, I’m not sure how I feel about the whole experience.
I’ve been to Europe twice before, but for some reason this time
feels completely different.  It feels like all my anxiety, nervousness,
eagerness, and excitement has been put into a blender and
blended into some kind of emotional shake. I know for a fact that I am
nervous about the whole experience, but I also know that
I am eager to see what kinds of experiences Germany has
in store for me over the course of the next two months.

One Response to “I would like to renounce my citizenship…”

  1. Miss you already….and, most anxious to see / hear that you all arrived safely.

    Can’t wait to read more about all of your adventures

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