To say studying abroad was “an amazing experience” is an understatement… Going on exchange has changed my life and the person I’m growing into. The things I did and experienced in such a short amount of time are all things that I never dreamt I would do or experience. This doesn’t even begin to touch on the impact the people that I’ve met have had on me. Regardless of where I was or what I was doing, it would never have meant as much without the people I was with. I grew to depend on and support these people over the months. Just as I love and consider my friends to be part of my family in Canada, I love the people I met while abroad.
Sem, Carson and Virginia…what am I going to do now that we’re not neighbours and I can’t see you every single day? Our homework sessions, morning coffees, and tea breaks throughout the day became part of my routine and I’m so sad that we won’t be having them anymore. I promise I will keep you up to date on my daily mishaps and the latest songs swirling around in my head (most likely a party or rap song), and you MUST all do the same.
Hannah, Verity and Jelena… the adventures we have gone on are some for the books and I really appreciate everything you’ve gone through with me! You guys survived 5 months of being friends with me… not always the easiest thing to do (I’ve heard). I can’t wait for our next sophisticated adventure, where or whenever it may be.
I don’t have enough time to sit here and type out every wonderful person that I met while on this exchange but for all of you that I’ve shared amazing memories with, please know that I do remember (if I don’t, the camera and facebook do, HAHA!). Each and everyone of you have sincerely impacted my life and I want to let you know I appreciate it. So dankje, grazie, kiitos, merci, gracias, tack, and Thank You!
As everyone goes home to familiar faces and embraces please remember the people that may have had an impact on you (I do not mean me, I mean anyone important to you!) and STAY IN TOUCH with them! Please don’t forget how incredible these times have been.
The last thing I want to say to you is, remember that Everything happens for a reason…
I love you all so much. I wish you safe travels, the best in your future endeavours, and to see you again!