American school sucks. Take me back to Greece.
Q:Hello!(: My name is Yvette and I thankfully found your blog when I searched for study abroad Greece blogs. I'm planning on studying in Thessaloniki in Spring 2013. The anticipation is dreadful. How was it dealing with the language barrier? Did your overall experience feel safe in Greece? I don't want to bombard you with so many questions, I'm just super excited!
Hi! Sorry I missed this question for a while! Thessaloniki is so amazing, you will love living there (here are my posts about it)!
The language barrier is tricky with older people, but most young people speak English. I used Rosetta Stone before I went abroad, but if you don’t want to do that just load up on the basics (hello, thank you, I would like, how much is this, etc). And numbers! That’s enough to get you through most things!
I felt VERY safe in Greece. Of course, don’t totally let your guard down or anything. Here is a post I wrote about how to avoid general rip offs. I never felt unsafe at night or anything but it is always good to have a buddy no matter where you are on earth.
Here is another post I wrote about how to apply for a visa. The process was a little difficult, just start early and really, really follow every instruction as carefully as you can!
Good luck, I can’t wait to hear about it on your blog! :)
I am sadly running out of things to say. I have been home for a week and it is so strange, like all of studying abroad was a dream. I can’t believe seven days ago I was there. Being home always feels so natural it’s like I never even left.
Visiting the lock bridge in Paris. This bridge is full of locks of lovers who write their initials and throw the key into the Seine! But I also saw a lot of “bffs forever” locks, so whoever you are traveling with you can make a stop here!
How jetlag works…
The last 24 hours of my life:
2 AM-7 AM- Sleep
7 AM-11 AM- Awake
11 AM- 2 PM- Sleep
2 PM-9 PM- Awake
9 PM-5 AM- Sleep
5 AM- Present- Awake (barely)
…seriously? I have been home for a week! When does this end?