Planning your exchange

flagworldI’ve already been back home for a month now , interning in a hotel for 3 weeks, meaning I only have 12 days left before leaving for Australia on exchange. However, I still don’t know what I’m gonna do there. Classes start beginning of March so I’ll have a month to find a place to stay, visit and attend mandatory meetings. I am really excited to go there but also kind of scared. I mean, it’s a once in a lifetime experience but it’s on the other side of the world, far from anyone I know – from anything I know. And the process is pretty overwhelming: you have to figure out a place to stay, where to sleep when you get there, purchase a phone plan among many other things.

But the hardest part is: WHERE DO I WANT TO TRAVEL? Australia is so huge and has so many amazing, breath taking landscapes to see that I have no idea where to start. This is giving me headaches so I have decided to delay the moment I’ll have to choose. I have 12 days left and I still have no idea what I want to do, when and how.

Although I like to have things figure out beforehand, I’ve decided to go out of my comfort zone even if it is uncomfortable (no kidding!) and go for an unknown, unplanned itinerary. And I’m convinced this is the best way to approach it.

So if you’re considering going on exchange but you’re not sure how you’ll deal with it or if you can handle it, just DO it anyways. For having left my home country to go to McGill, I know my exchange will be awesome. The unexpected will make your exchange even more unforgettable and a life changing experience!


Keep posted for more insight on my experience dealing with going on exchange, as I will soon be there!

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