Wrapping up your time abroad is never easy. Each term students are faced with the same feelings of leaving a place that’s come to be known as home. Even though Lindsey Fullerton studied abroad a couple years ago, her thoughts on the little things she’ll miss upon returning home are relevant to any student facing the end of their study abroad term. Here is her post, published two days before she came back to the United States.
It’s my last Friday here in Prague and while I still have two days left in this beautiful city, it’s really starting to hit me that this dream I have had for so long is finally coming to an end. Since I can remember I have known that studying abroad was something I NEEDED to do. It’s that sense of wanderlust that lingers deep in your bones, pushing you to explore and search for something more. I haven’t quite accepted the fact that I will be leaving in just 48 hours, but looking back on my time here I can’t help but feel a warmth and joy inside of me that wasn’t there 4 months ago. I’m so grateful to have been able to come here, travel across central Europe, and do it with some amazing people. A very good friend of mine told me that life is about pushing yourself to the limit, and by doing so you often surprise yourself as well as find yourself. I found myself here.
I still have two days, so this is not a farewell post. However, I want to share a few pictures of the little things that I’m going to miss immensely.