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  1. DanDan

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    Not sure where you guys are getting the idea that I'm deciding I want a year off. It would be nice to shred and travel and meet lots of new people but the truth is that I am ready for university and I enjoy going to school.

    The degree I want is certain, however I am not 100% on my major. First year will be like a trial. I essentially accepted the wrong offer. I'm going to try courses in my three top majors, fulfil the pre-requisites for each choice for second year and see where I want to go in second year with my studies.

    Sorry, I'm not sure if the posts above were directed at me personally.

  2. Eva

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     Just transfered my tuition fees for my first year of my masters. Can't believe I start in 2 months!  

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    eva said:  Just transfered my tuition fees for my first year of my masters. Can't believe I start in 2 months!  

     

    I feel ya, I just confirmed my intent to enroll in Boulder. Threw down my deposit and accepted $20,200 in financial aid. Now begins the shitshow of shutting down my life here and starting it back up there. Quitting my job, finding a new one. Finding a new place to live and moving out of my old one, orientation, registration and a million other hoops to jump through. All exciting stuff... two months.

  4. Eva

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     Congrats!!

    I am excited to go back to school. Taking a year off in between my masters and my bachelors was a good choice!  

    I got a place in Rotterdam starting in August till the end of December.. And then the big move to Brazil. Scary and exciting at the same time. This upcoming year will be so full of new experiences, I am super stoked.  

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     You just doing a semester in Brazil?

  6. Eva

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     Yeah my masters is 1 semester in Rotterdam, Netherlands, then 1 semester in Sao Paulo, Brazil, then a 10 weeks internship wherever I find one and then my thesis for 1 semester, which I can write wherever as far as I understood it. Probably gonna move back to Germany for it.

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    Nice, world traveling! I'd love to study abroad for a semester, definitely something I'll start looking into once I get on campus.  

    I'm not sure really whether it was a good choice or not for me to take SIX years off between my associates and bachelors but I'm definitely excited to go back this fall.

  8. Eva

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     Do it. Honestly, it will change you forever. However dramatic that sounds, haha.

    If you ever need any help, let me know! I'd be more than happy to help out :)

  9. YouKnowLarry

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    My school required students (who were academically eligible) to study abroad for a term. I told them to get bent and took some lame international studies class for a quarter.

    If studying abroad was the bee's knees, my school wouldn't have been packed full of kids from the countries I would have gone to.  

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     The thought of living for months somewhere completely foreign and out of my element intrigues me. I'm reasonably well traveled throughout the US and Canada but I've never been anywhere else.

  11. YouKnowLarry

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    That's pretty much the only reason to do it. It's essentially a free trip to your choice of destination. I get to Europe fairly often and I didn't see the point in studying at a school that wasn't the school I had chosen to receive my education, so I opted out.

  12. Eva

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     Having lived in English Canada for 2 years total, French Canada for 1 year total and the Netherlands for 2.5 years total (not that much different from Germany, yet different), I can say that you only grow by the experience. Especially if another language/culture is involved.

    From an educational perspective, going abroad to a 'worse' school might not be the best choice. From a personal growth perspective, I would recommend it every time.

  13. big_matt

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    eva said:  
    From an educational perspective, going abroad to a 'worse' school might not be the best choice. From a personal growth perspective, I would recommend it every time.

     

    Agree 100%.

  14. YouKnowLarry

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    eva said:  Having lived in English Canada for 2 years total, French Canada for 1 year total and the Netherlands for 2.5 years total (not that much different from Germany, yet different), I can say that you only grow by the experience. Especially if another language/culture is involved.
    From an educational perspective, going abroad to a 'worse' school might not be the best choice. From a personal growth perspective, I would recommend it every time.

     The programs are designed for people who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to experience other countries. I do, so I dgaf'ed.

    I recommend it as well.

  15. Eva

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     I would never have the chance to live in Brazil for 6 months so easily, definitely agree. Pretty much the easiest way to live in a different country.

  16. Zapp B.

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    Stress of graduation/portfolio show now replaced by stress of finding 1st job. I assumed it was going to get easier.

  17. YouKnowLarry

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    zapp-b said: Stress of graduation/portfolio show now replaced by stress of finding 1st job. I assumed it was going to get easier.

     There is nothing...and I mean NOTHING...worse than job hunting. Seriously.

  18. jwhitey

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     I agree 100%. Stressful, frustrating, discouraging, and annoying.

  19. Eva

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     Researching Sao Paulo a bit. I know it was my first choice because I wanted to live somewhere challenging and different than North America, Europe or Australia/New Zealand, but the sheer size of the city freaks me out.

  20. YouKnowLarry

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    Jesus. No thanks! I hate sprawls.

  21. contra

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     amen.

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     I think it would be rad to live somewhere like that, probably not permanently, but temporarily anyways. I sometimes fantasize about living somewhere like NYC.

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    oakwood-jones said:  I think it would be rad to live somewhere like that, probably not permanently, but temporarily anyways. I sometimes fantasize about living somewhere like NYC.

     I hate even visiting places like New York City. For two...three days max it's okay. Any longer than that and I feel like I need to shoot myself in the throat.

  24. Eva

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    oakwood-jones said:  I think it would be rad to live somewhere like that, probably not permanently, but temporarily anyways. I sometimes fantasize about living somewhere like NYC.

     
    Same here.

    Big cities amaze me. However, permanently I would like to have the green escape just around the corner.

  25. J.T.

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     Spent 10 days in NYC, and loved it. Could definitely live in a big city for a while.

  26. Dr. Dre

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     I get really claustrophobic in big cities too. Spent a couple days in SF in December and going back on the bridge to Oakland was like a weight lifted off my chest.

  27. jwhitey

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    eva said:

    oakwood-jones said:  I think it would be rad to live somewhere like that, probably not permanently, but temporarily anyways. I sometimes fantasize about living somewhere like NYC.

     
    Same here.
    Big cities amaze me. However, permanently I would like to have the green escape just around the corner.

     Same here. Loved living downtown in Calgary (not a big city, but big when you come from the rural outskirts of a city of 120,000). Downtown Vancouver is amazing to me, one of my favourite cities and I love how it's so close to lots of greenspace. When I will eventually do a masters I would love to do it international somewhere and live in a fairly large city. Never been to NYC, but my sis said it is amazing.  

  28. Eva

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     I loved NYC and wouldn't mind living/working there for a bit. But raising a family there or living there permanently? No way.

    Vancouver is still my most favorite city I have been to. Perfect mix of everything. Wish their summer was a tad warmer/less rain but other than that.. perfect location and good size.

    While I am still young and have no responsibilities I want to continue to see the world by living in it. Just visiting doesn't do justice in my eyes.

  29. J.T.

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     I need to visit Van. Perfect shred city!

  30. Mac

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    Wow it's been over a year since I last logged in.

    Anyways, it's so weird not to have school currently. Although applying to the engineering departments is rather stressful.

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