Ever since freshmen year I have been wanting to do one thing since I have been at Butler. OK, that might be slightly ridiculous I wanted to do a lot my freshmen year, but this is one of the only things left that I haven’t done yet. That one thing is study abroad. I am so excited to say that this dream is finally coming true, and I get to study abroad in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Yes, I realize this super touristy, but I’m still going to see it!
I have literally been waiting for this news ever since August, and last Friday I finally received the news I was waiting for. In February I will be leaving for Sydney. No worries I will still be blogging so it’s almost like you are with me the whole time! Even though I have been accepted for the exchange I still have a lot left to do. I never realized how much is involved with study abroad, but I can’t wait to see what this adventure brings me!
Macquarie University! The university I will be attending.
What’s really awesome is that a lot of my friends are going abroad as well! My study abroad program is a little weird in that Australia’s semester doesn’t start until February. I won’t be back until July, which is crazy to think about. While I know I will be missing a lot while I’m gone the major event I will be missing is seeing my niece grow for the first couple of months. My sister is due in the last week of January, so hopefully I’ll be able to meet my niece before I leave, but I won’t be able to see her for her first couple of months! Either way next semester is going to have a lot of exciting times for me! I can’t wait to experience and share with you all.
I’m extremely excited and blessed to say that I was chosen for two new positions! I will be the new president of College Mentors for Kids next year, and also a Recruitment Counselor! I am so grateful for the opportunities that are coming to me from these two positions!
My interview for College Mentors for Kids was a 45 minute interview. The time of the interview alone scared me enough. The interview was not bad at all, and I’m really excited for the changes that the organization is deciding to take in the coming years. If you don’t know what College Mentors for Kids is, let me explain.
College Mentors for Kids is a nonprofit organization based out of Indianapolis. It was started at Indiana University and it’s mission is to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most. As president I will be overseeing a lot that goes on, but also having a lot of communication with headquarters. I’m really excited for this opportunity and to grow a lot as a person and a leader.
I am just as pumped for being a recruitment counselor too! Recruitment Counselors are girls in sororities that chose to give up their letters for a semester so they can be an unbiased opinion for the new girls going through recruitment. At the end of recruitment the girls will all find out what houses we were in. So for next fall I will not say what house I’m in and not blog,tweet,facebook,show what house I am in. Also I have to hide a lot of things on my Facebook, Twitter, and my blog. The freshmen like to figure out what house their recruitment counselor is in and will do anything to find out. This past year I heard that girls went through every single tweet one counselor had to find out what house she was in. Yes, it can get that intense.
Even though I may not be wearing my letters physically I know I am always wearing my letters no matter what.