Today is Monday and on Thursday I will boarding a plane at 8:00am to begin my study abroad experience in Greece. I have heard a few stories from previous bloggers and some of my friends who are Greek that the housing building we live in for the program is a little run down and that when you get off of the plane in a Greek airport everyone smokes so I should be prepared. Other than that, I have no real idea of what I will see, hear or feel when I step into Greece for the first time. What I do know is that God is good and whatever I do when I land on Greece soil is going to be one of the most exciting things I have done in my life up until this point.
A little about myself, my name is Amanda and I am a psychology major and a gerontology minor (which is the study of aging). I am a senior this year and when I graduate I plan to begin a path to become a long term care director. It may seem like traveling to Greece has nothing to do with old people but I am not going to Greece to better my career. I am going to Greece to better my fluency in Greek and learn somethings that I never knew before.
I didn’t know if I was really going to be able to go to Greece but I am happy to say that God has provided me with all of the finances that I need to go and now the time is drawing near for me to actually depart. I really appreciate my family who has helped me to raise money and whom has also supported my dreams of international travel. I am not entirely sure what this blog is going to turn out to be but I can guarantee that it will be candid and hopefully helpful to others who will travel to Greece or the American College of Thessaloniki in the future.