Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Where in the World...

I met with my study abroad advisor.  I can apply to go anywhere I want!  I thought I would have to go somewhere where classes for my major were offered (which is actually pretty rare..), BUT I can also work on my minor - which is Sociology.  And every single school offers a soc classes.  I could also start another minor if I wanted to just learn something completely different.  (History, Art, anything really..)

Where should I go?  The possibilities are endless (well, actually they aren't ..haha), BUT I think I've narrowed it down to Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, or maybe Australia (but Australia is the most competitive, so you basically have to have like a 3.8 or higher to get in).  

Any thoughts?  I really have no idea.  If I go to Ireland or somewhere in the UK, Em can probably come visit me at some point.  If I go to somewhere like New Zealand or South Africa, she probably won't be able to afford a ticket to come visit.  But I don't want to base my decision off of that.  But, also if I go somewhere in the UK, I'll be able to visit a lot of other countries, whereas, New Zealand is an island that I probably wouldn't be traveling very far from ;-)

5 comments:

Dan said...

ireland was gorgeous! anywhere that is part of your heritage would be that much the better, i think. but i want to check out new zealand as well!

Lindsey said...

i think new zealand would be awesome & there are definitely lots of places to visit, just not as easily as if you were in europe/british isles. i know my old roommate who studied in australia also went to fiji and thailand and other parts of southeast asia. but jaunting around europe with em is also fun! ireland is a super cool country though. also i'd love to go to south africa because i think there would be awesome things having to do w/ sociology to study there. plus being in s. africa would probably make it easier to see other parts of africa also. also, the way things are going, europe would be super duper expensive. tough choice! if it were me, i'd have to flip a coin!

meghan said...

I'd say that Ireland is #1: gorgeous, and #2: a great way to be able to travel to a bunch of places you'd never see otherwise. All you need is a EuroRail pass, and you have every European country at the tip of your fingers. Paris, France? Sure! Venice, Italy? Let's go! It could be fun!!! Love you!

koster said...

i totally recommend study abroad for anyone and well i love ireland, especially considering i moved back to go to grad school after studying there. but you were saying in your comment about ulster, that is in northern ireland.
I've had a bunch of friends study in SA and they have all loved it. I know they didn't travel outside of SA, but they went to so many places inside of the country. I've also had friends live/study in NZ, and it is one place I really want to go. They have done some traveling to Aus and also some of the Pacific Islands, but there is a TON to do in NZ, especially with the 2 islands.
Pretty much anywhere you go, you will have a great time. I've had friends study everywhere, except Antarctica. Have fun choosing where to go!

kelly. said...

oh yay! that is awesome, i kinda wish i wasn't limited to certain schools-stupiddd NAU! but i am SO excited for you!! i wish we were studying abroad at the same time! haha. but i must say, either Ireland or NZ would be amazing-Ireland cause you legit get to travel all of Europe. I am going to Greece, Italy, Paris, Spain...everywhere i've ever dreamed of going...and i had a friend go to NZ and he went to fiji, austrailia, and got to see all these amazing things! good luck with choosing! and i will let you know what i think about Ireland after I go there! hehe love you!