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Féroll-Jon at the University of Georgia, USA

Pre-departure: 

Months before you buckle up for your journey, the notion of traveling commences. As writer Gilbert K. Chesterson once wrote, “They say travel broadens the mind, but you must have the mind.”

Already at the pre-departure phase of the exchange semester, one is confronted by an ocean of options and choices, the first being one’s choice of partner university in the United States of America (USA). I had many to choose from, but eventually elected to attend the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, in the state of Georgia. My choice was mainly based on my interest in the clarinet studio of Dr D Ray McCllelan, clarinet professor at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

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Alicia at North Carolina State University, USA

I have always loved traveling and experiencing different cultures, but finding the time and money to travel is never easy. When I started with my Masters degree in civil engineering, a semester exchange seemed like the perfect opportunity to fully immerse myself in another culture while still being able to spend enough time on my research. And when the opportunity presented itself I fully grabbed it with both hands.

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