My favorite abroad memories are all while I was traveling during my free time, and since I studied abroad for a whole year my junior year I had a lot of time to travel. I think I saw over 13 different countries in the span of a year. I could ramble on for ages about each on, but my favorite trip was one of the few that I took by myself.
Ironically, this is my favorite abroad moment because how I reacted at this moment made me realize going abroad had changed me. Before going abroad, I would’ve panicked and just had a total meltdown. By this time, I had spent 3 months abroad, learned some Italian, and became travel savvy enough to know what to do to fix the situation.
When we were at the peak of the roller coaster, right before we went flying down the big drop, I could see what felt like all of Germany from up there, and right then I felt how big the world is, and I suddenly was so grateful that I had just embarked on what I knew would be a life-altering journey and it felt like the entire world and my entire future were stretching out in front of me, full of possibility.
Marisa Infante SMU-in-Italy: Archaeology, Summer 2015 Art History major and Archaeology and French minors Graduating Spring 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org "Sitting down to think about this makes me so nostalgic; this trip was in all my favorite moment of my life thus far and the best experience I had while studying at SMU. However, if I must…Read more Peer Adviser Spotlight: Marisa