Birthdays and Visas

Hey All!

So sorry that it has been so long since my last post! I have been unpacking, starting my summer class and starting my summer job. I love keeping busy over the summer but it is a little weird to have so little free time. Trying to plan for this year abroad has taken a backseat to more pressing matters for the time being.

Yesterday was my twentieth birthday! Though it’s hard to grasp that I’m no longer a teenager, I am happy to be entering a new period in my life. Entering a new decade of my life just as I am headed abroad seems oddly perfect!

I’m currently enrolled in Basic Marketing Concepts for WKUs three week May term. During junior year of high school, Mrs. Smith did a unit in AP English Language on marketing and I became really interested in how much it affects consumer behavior. The class has a lot of reading because the whole semester’s worth of material is included in the 3 weeks. Luckily, the class will be over by the first week in June and I can devote more time to other things!

On the study abroad front I got my acceptance letter to the University of Exeter! Even though the acceptance is more of a formality than anything, getting the email was a nice reminder that all of this is actually happening! The letter included brief instructions for applying to get a visa—very confusing instructions! I hope that there are more detailed directions coming soon from the Center for Global Engagement because I’m not sure that I’ll get it right following the original ones.

The visa process is the last step–other than reserving housing–in finalizing all of the plans for the fall and it is really starting to seem real! I suppose that I won’t really believe I’m going until I’m there!

Ta for now–reading to do for marketing,


2 responses to “Birthdays and Visas”

  1. Leslie Wright Avatar
    Leslie Wright

    Hey A,

    Did you get a feel for the timing to actual recieve the visa? I thought it took 4-6 weeks. When will you go?

    Miss you and your Mom, hope to see you this summer.

    Miss L

    1. I leave on September 25th so there is still time to get it all squared away! Since I leave so late, I’m sure we will be making a trip to the PA area….I’ll talk to mom about making a pitstop!

      Alexandra Patterson Kenyon College Class of 2012

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