On Thursday, February 9, I will wake up at 7am. More than likely, I won’t make my bed because I don’t normally do that, but also because I will be too excited…for the ninth of February marks the beginning of a new adventure. I will sit in the front seat of the Secretariat (the nickname for Dad’s red truck) with a grin as large as the distance from my home in Scandinavia (across the Atlantic) to my new home in Wien (Vienna), Österreich (Austria). I will arrive to the airport approximately five and one half hours before my flight takes off at 5:45pm. Thanks dad.
A semester abroad in Wien will be my life for the next five months-only to be home just in time for Scandinavia’s 44th Annual Corn Roast. I will be studying at the Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna). I will be taking a range of ecology/botany/perhaps wine-tasting classes all the while living in a dorm style housing arrangement with other international students. The details of school and housing are a bit fuzzy yet. Assuming I put together more of the puzzle as I arrive, a later blog post will explain what is up.
I’m pumped and anxious. Excited and hopeful. Willing and ready.
With a belly full of America (a cheeseburger, fries, and a beer) Cheers to “The Last Supper.”
*Without all of the conversation, laughter, support, and wild hilarity from my family, this Scandinavian would have no stories to tell. Love. you. all.