Well…I’m not in Chile. I was supposed to spend this semester abroad, but because of a family emergency I had to come back to OU so I can fly back home as necessary. It’s already half way through the semester. I’m disappointed that although I’ll be finishing my minor in Spanish, I won’t get to have the opportunity to be immersed in the language. I’m disappointed that I won’t get to spend a semester living a new culture with a host family. I’m disappointed, but life happens and I know that I made the right decision for myself and my family. Things with my family have started to settle down and it looks like everything is going to be okay. It’s with this sigh of relief that I’m finally able to look towards the future again and start planning out what happens next.
Although life didn’t work out in such a way that I will have the opportunity to study abroad for a full semester, I hope to be able to go on another summer study abroad trip. I was very excited to peruse OU’s study abroad website and find a summer program through the College of Arts and Sciences called Economics in London. If I decide to go on that trip, I will earn credit for two upper division Economics electives which will count towards that major. I am thrilled to have discovered this option that will allow me to complete classes that are applicable to my degree.
Starting to plan for my last summer here at OU, it feels like life is moving so quickly. In less than three months I will be sitting down to take the MCAT. Shortly after that will be a committee interview and piles of applications. Hopefully by the end of it all I’ll be going to graduate school. My plans have changed so many times throughout this journey, but once again I’ve revised my path and I see a way to reach my goals.