“I cannot rest from travel: I will drink life to the lees” – A. Tennyson in Ulysses
It feels strange to remain at home, while all my Oxy friends are already engaging themselves in a typical (i.e. busy) Oxy semester. No matter – within three days I will be setting off to St. Petersburg, Russia for my Study Abroad program. The excitement and anxiety of going to a new place hasn't struck me yet, and somehow I feel more secure than three years ago when I first arrived at Oxy. These few years of life in the US have indeed prepared me better – at least mentally – for facing unknowns and abrupt changes in life.
It is interesting to see how Oxy tries to prepare...Read More