Katherine Hepburn said, “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.”
You are in charge of your experience on Study Abroad, not your parents, university, program directors, teachers, or host family. It is up to you to make the most of your time there.
Last week’s Study Abroad Tip Of The Week was about setting some personal and academic goals so you get what you want out of your time abroad. Goals don’t just magically get accomplished, though. It takes conscious effort to do things that move you closer and closer to your goals.
A good practice on Study Abroad is to ask yourself, “What have I done today to accomplish my goals?” Checking in with yourself in this way can help you see where you’re doing well and maybe where you’re falling short. If you see you aren’t accomplishing what you wanted to, figure out what’s getting in the way and gather the willpower to make some changes.
How will you take charge of your experience on Study Abroad?