Thank you Montreal

When I first met you we were in the heat of summer, a summer that I eventually came to realize never really seemed to want to end. I still remember our first encounter when I sat in the 747 airport bus, the window open and the warm evening air blowing in my face while I first laid my eyes on your urban cityscape. I immediately felt good about being where I was, gong where I was going. I knew that I was going on a new adventure, but I did not know what it would eventually mean to me, or how it would make me feel when I am sitting here right now, about to leave all that you have given me behind and start a new chapter of my life.

I’m so very happy for everything that you gave me, all the places I got the chance to see, all the experiences that i was given and above all; all the amazing people that I’ve gotten to know. I will never forget the moments we’ve shared. All the fun, craziness and laughs will bring me joy for a long long time to come.

 

This has been the greatest experience of my life so far and I love all of you who shared it with me and made it what it was.

 

We will meet again.

 

Au Revoir Montreal. Je t’aime trop.

Onwards towards new challenges!

It’s 5:00 in the morning and i’ve gotten far too little sleep this past night. Why am I up at this unholy hour? Because I’m finally on my way to my exchange semester in Montreal! leaving-bostonSleepiness aside it feels good to be sitting outside gate 18H at Gothenburg Landvetter airport waiting for the Lufthansa flight that will first take me to Munich, and after a couple of hours sightseeing there onwards to Canada. So much preparation (mostly mental in all honesty) has gone into this the past few weeks so I’m now just happy to get going.

This trip is for me something new, since even though I love to travel I’ve never been out of Sweden for as long as I will be now…I’ll be home again just in time for Christmas (on the very eve itself infact!). I’m very excited about the new adventures and challenges that the rest of this year holds!

Onwards and upwards!

And it’s official!

Yesterday i visited the International office at school to pick up my letter of admission from DSC_2719HEC Montreal, where i’ll be spending the fall semester later this year. Feels great that things are starting to fall in line! Now i just need to buy airline tickets, sort out accommodation, and a bunch of other stuff.

Turns out i’ll be going to Montréal this fall!

VuedeMontrealSo at long last the time has come start preparing for the exchange semester this coming fall! I’ve spent a good amount of time until very recently on researching and ranking schools and courses, but finally the application process has come and gone and i can now say that i’ll be going to HEC Montreal in Canada (duh) in the fall! Yay! Signed the papers and everything today 🙂

I ranked three U.S Universities higher than HEC, but turns out at two of them won’t accept any incoming exchange students from our school next semester, and the last one…well, someone else apparently had a tad higher grades than me (just a tad! 😉 and got the spot instead.

Anyways; i’m very happy about going to HEC and also to experience Montreal and Canada, as i’ve previously never been there before. To this point i’ve certainly only heard good things about the country, and the school.

Now it’s time to start refining my very limited knowledge in French, since Quebec where Montréal is located is a French Canadian province. Thankfully the courses i plan to take are all taught in English though, anything else would probably have been problematic at this point 😉

In short: This has been a great day, and the onset of spring like days here in the south of Sweden right now makes any piece of good news even better!