In: Marjan Charness8 Dec 2011
Somehow, four months has come and gone, and now I’m once again looking at a very large and empty suitcase sitting on my floor. My semester abroad is coming to an end, which probably means that yours is too (at least it is if you’re an exchange student – you Master’s students have another several years of Rotterdam ahead of you). The next time that I go to Schiphol, I’ll be flying back to Arizona, not to Ireland or Italy. Cliché as it may be, it’s definitely a bittersweet feeling – I’m ready to go back home and get settled back into life in the US, but I’ll miss so much about Rotterdam and Erasmus.
I figured I’d refer back to my first blog entry and list a series of things that I will and won’t miss about the Netherlands. Odds are good that you’ll probably share my feelings about several of these.
Things I’ll Miss
Things I Won’t Miss
I should probably put all of my awesome friends in the “Things I’ll Miss” category, but I figured I’d give them their own section of this blog. To all the international students: Thank you SO much for making this semester unforgettably fantastic. Be sure to stay in touch with the people who you met here – you’ll never know where you might end up on a vacation one day, and you could need a couch to sleep on.
Thanks for great semester everyone! Send me a message if you ever find yourselves in Arizona – I’ll take you out for some seriously tasty Mexican food.
Oh yeah – it turns out that Marjan is actually a Dutch name. Does that qualify me for EU citizenship?
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