My last post here on my beloved blog was when I was sitting at the airport in my home town back in Sweden, waiting to finally get going on my exchange semester in Montreal, Canada. And now I’m here; a touch more than two months in with the realization that I have just about half my stay here left in front of me, before it’s time to start heading back home again. This realization comes with a somewhat bitter taste, there is no doubt about that, since I have nothing but enjoyed my time here from day one. It has honestly been such a fantastic experience to this point, and there are so many stories to tell about it all. I’ve travelled to the left and to the right, I’ve met so many amazing people that I really enjoy being around, and I have finally gotten some sort of routine going with my school work here. Going from studying one course at a time as we do in Sweden to five at a time took some getting used to, but I’m getting there now, at last. Today I even had my first midterm (in Human Resource Management) which by my own account and feeling of it went well.
It has slowly started to turn into fall here in Montreal now, at long last (even if I haven’t missed it particularly). The summer here has been so long and warm, but now it’s time to start wearing the heavy stuff again. But I am in fact going to Cuba in about a week, so the summer still really doesn’t feel all that far away… B-)
That’s it for this update; au reviour!
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! Sleepiness 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!
Yesterday i visited the International office at school to pick up my letter of admission from HEC 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.
So 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!