Updated: Jul 24, 2019
It’s finally here! I’ve packed and repacked my suitcase, I’ve brushed up on my Spanish and I’ve said my goodbyes; all that’s left to do now is board the plane and settle into my new life beside the beach. Moving away has been pretty much all I could think and talk about over the past few months and now that Valencia is no longer a distant plan but a very current one I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t freaking out (in a good way, I promise!).
The decision to take a year out of my degree and study under the Erasmus+ scheme was not one I took lightly. I was encouraged by course leaders to apply for a year in industry and earn a salary while gaining invaluable knowledge within the Public Relations sector. However, in my heart of hearts, I knew that if I took a year away from an academic setting I wasn’t going to settle back into it for final year; and I didn’t want to put my degree in jeopardy.
Studying or living abroad has always been something that I’ve wanted to do. My dream to live beside the sea, drink sangria and munch on tapas forever seemed to be a plan for after graduation when I was making enough money to indulge myself in such luxuries. So, when I was offered the opportunity to live this fantasy before graduating I had to say yes. When else would I technically get paid to do it!?
There are so many parts of this adventure I cannot wait for, but there are also a few things I don’t want to say goodbye to. No longer being a 35-minute flight from home, but rather a 3-hour flight away in a destination where flights aren’t all that regular, this experience will be one to remember.
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