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My Study Abroad Story at Uni of Glasgow

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In this post, I would like to talk about my personal experience from going abroad as well as some of its pros and cons. One day I woke up and decided to go to study abroad. I got accepted at Glasgow University and became the president of the USA and lived happily ever after. The End.

Well, here’s the full story: To go or not to go?

As the title suggests, it’s never easy to decide. For me, making the decision of whether to leave home or not was incredibly hard. Actually, it was one of the most demanding decisions I’ve ever made. I just wasn’t really sure what I wanted. On one hand, I desired to stay at home (meaning the Czech Republic) and be with my loved ones, but on the other, studying abroad has always been one of my dreams.

I nearly ended up staying at home, but as you can see, eventually I did go. I won’t lie, I was scared to death and it seemed unreachable for me to go away on my own. However, no great things ever came out of the comfort zone and I thought if not now, then when? The later the worse and harder the adaptation (and personal growth in general) is.

So, I guess I’ll start chronologically from the beginning when I finished high school. I went to Jazykove Gymnazium Pavla Tigrida, which is a high school mainly focused on foreign languages. Apart from that, I’ve also been into sports and becoming a trainer seemed like a great idea at that time. So, right after my final examination, I went to study that dreamy subject P.E. at Palacky University.

International student Veronika in Glasgow

I felt super excited to be studying with all those sports people, yet soon I discovered that I had been starry-eyed. I found most of the subjects arbitrary and did not enjoy them at all. I know it’s partially my fault as I should have read the information about the course more carefully, but still… whatever, too late.