On saturday I submitted my study abroad application. I will be taking a year away from Coventry university to study in a Spanish speaking country. I had the option to either get a job or attend another university, considering I am very research focussed I didn’t even have to think about my answer.
I have applied to study at either EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia, or the Universidad de Málaga. Both of these universities would present me with incredible opportunities that I don’t currently have, however if I’m being honest I have my heart set on going to Colombia.
It will be a few months before I find out where I will be studying. The university has to review my application and then make contact with the institutions I want to apply to. I am fortunate in that we have already made contact with EAFIT university to ask them what they can offer me as a blind student. So far their responses have been positive. I am trying not to let myself believe that I will go to Colombia. I know it might not happen and I don’t want to end up disappointed, however it is hard not to imagine what it would be like to go there.
Either way I have plenty to occupy me in the meantime. On Wednesday I’m starting a brand new volunteer position that I’m really excited for, I’m also taking 80 out of the 120 credits required for the year, not to mention the work I do with Disabled Survivors Unite. I won’t have the time to worry about my application which is probably a good thing!
Please keep your fingers crossed for me.