As the last week of the semester approaches, my time in Cyprus comes to an end. Being here has given me a greater appreciation and understanding of what its like to experience another culture. Global Semesters has treated me, as well as the other students, exceptionally well. They have made us feel welcomed and comfortable in the transition of moving here this semester. I know that I will miss being in the beautiful country of Cyprus, and being surrounded by such a kind group of individuals.
Here, I have made great friends and have experienced more than I could ever hope for. From Cyprus, I was able to travel to Israel, Athens, Mykonos, Venice, Dublin, Munich, and Paris. While in Cyprus, I have gone all over the country to different places such as Paphos, Limassol, Troodos, Ayia Napa, Kyrenia, Nicosia and Lefkosia.
I hope that if anyone has the opportunity, that they will take the trip to Cyprus to experience it for themselves.
Susquehanna University requires students to go abroad to graduate (it doesn’t have to be for a whole semester, it could be just a few weeks). I think that it is a privilege that we get this opportunity to travel and experience a culture that is different from our own. Educating ourselves this way is, in my opinion, the only way to truly understand things from another cultures’ point of view. There are so many benefits to traveling abroad that I wish everyone could experience. I have gained independence, leadership skills, and have broadened my worldview.
*It also looks GREAT on job applications…incase the other stuff didn’t convince you.
I’d like to thank my family for being so supportive throughout all of this and for giving me this opportunity. I love you guys.
I’d also like to thank all of those who have been keeping up with me through this blog. I hope that you enjoyed what I’ve had to say and I thank you for joining me throughout this journey.
Well, I’ll see ya Cyprus!