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My senior year of college I applied to a national scholarship and unexpectedly won, prompting me to Dubai, UAE for 9 months to study abroad.
Dubai, UAE is one of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring, and modern cities in the world.
Today, I volunteered at my university’s Scholarship Office booth at our the Study Abroad Fair, and tried to convince people to apply for study abroad scholarships… Key word here being convince.
Travelers love to tell stories, that’s no secret.
Group chat that has a minimum of 50 new messages at all times. An assumed invite to every dinner date, movie, mall-trip, and hangout session. Being intuitively associated with 8 other people when one of your names are said aloud. You and your friends receiving, “Hey, where’s (insert one of many best friend’s names here)?”, when one of the crew isn’t present in an Instagram photo.
Well, I made it. I’ve yet to be in a mysterious travel accident, contract some weird water-born parasite, or fall off of the Burj Khalifa. One month down on my 8 month study abroad experience in Dubai.
Scholarships are a college student’s dream. No, I’m serious, we dream about them.