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Taking Advantage of Your University Experience: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending University
The mere opportunity to study a privilege you have without a doubt earned, to be celebrated, and by no means wasted.
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The Barcelona International College summer program offers students from around the world the opportunity to become members of our student body, earn college credits for courses taught in English
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Summer 2019
Develop your art skills, learn the fundamentals of drawing and illustration. The course also includes a series of study day trips to sites of architectural importance around the South of England.
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Summer 2019
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Summer 2019
Take a part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria.
9 Week Graduate Hospitality Apparenticeship in the Restaurant Industry
Summer 2019
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Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project
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Summer 2020
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Excavation of Emporion Pistiros
Summer 2019
Discover the ruins of an ancient Greek trade center (emporion) in the heart of Thrace
 
Taking Advantage of Your University Experience: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending University

Taking Advantage of Your University Experience: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending University

Written by Alexa Evans

The mere opportunity to study a privilege you have without a doubt earned, to be celebrated, and by no means wasted. Here are some guiding principles to start you off in taking full advantage of, arguably the time of your life, as you embark life’s journey at University.

1. “The Where.”

Maybe you’re exploring the notion of a passion that may lead into the form of a career, are following through with the urge to get as far away from “home” as possible, transcend your comfort zone, or some very reasonable combination of the three? There are some vital questions to be asked prior to settling the “Where”.

2. “Logistics-- how will a United States Degree compare with a UK degree, EU, etc?”

In terms of international ranking, the United States and UK are quite comparable in prestige, with the US taking the cake for reputation, varying case by case by university.

In the UK and majority of Europe, the average University bound student will, at the age of 18, have already completed two years of “college” coursework, and be prepared to study a three year university term, focused solely on one interest. Additionally, UK universities will be cheaper compared, and down the road, have different terms for student loan forgiveness when a debt is not repaid as an income bracket is not achieved.

The United States four year undergraduate degree can be broken down into two components. The first two years will be those “college” prerequisites-- whether the major is declared or not, and you will begin coursework for your study interest in your third and fourth year. Although stigmatized as a less esteemed route, choosing to complete those prerequisites at a community college can save you anywhere between $6,000 to $29,000 per each of those two years working on just prerequisites. Loans are easier to take out than to pay back, so be aware that doing so will in all likelihood extend well beyond your college career and longer than one would like. Interest on debt is real, as should the consideration be when deciding how much take out.

3. "Will My Credits Transfer?”

Upon moving to Germany in hopes of snagging the free tuition offered to Foreign Ausläanders-- nobody mentioned that my half completed 4.0 GPA two year college degree, welcomed with open arms and transferable into American Universities, would in fact, be insufficient for either UK or German University entry. I did however enjoy a gap year that led to the discovery of my passions, and subsequently, my specific study interest. Gota love that silver lining.

4. “Time to Carpe Diem, because it will be over in a blink.”

You were a high school student, and now university student? Yes and no. In fact, first and foremost-- you are a human, ever-evolving by way of novel experience, ushering in even more ever evolving interests and skills to be discovered and honed.

You have arrived at university to grow, whether you know it yet,  beyond the means of scholar en professional route; but more so, to grow into a set of guiding values which will become your north star in navigating university and onwards into the unknown abyss of real-life. To establish those guiding principles unique only to you, stay curious-- I repeat, stay curious-- to more than the minimum of your course curriculum. Be open to letting in as many new experiences as possible and surrender to where that takes you. Take advantage of the playground of resources your University so expertly provides to you (yes, you) which range from tailored-to-you career planning assessments provided by advising, clubs, activities, extra curricular lectures, to non-judgemental socializing with the plethora of bright personalities you’re immersed in, otherwise known as your peers. Be aware of those peers you choose to be closest, their patterns of growth which will directly influence your own, the networking value they may provide to you down the road. Additionally, be well aware of the team of mentors you also need to humbley assemble to keep your inspirations at utmost ignited.

5. “Alas-- back to the more not so glamorous logistics.”

As a University student, do yourself a favor and discern your own unique strengths and imperfections through the infinite range of experiences granted to by way of university. Refine your vision, and from there establish a foundation to achieve your own unique goals. It is here where lies the real fork in the road of pivoting potential. You will have the choice of either a path of simply going through the motions as a passive player in your own existence, or to build a foundation of continuous growth serving the following through with your truest intentions, and thus whole-heartedly taking advantage of the priceless opportunity you have invested in with the choice of going to university in the first place.

Reality is though that the only path to do this will indeed, not always be one of utmost glamor, but rather a path built on an investment in not only study habits, but lifelong productivity habits that tie in with behavioral patterns lace with virtue of of self reflection, valued by tried the tried and true stoic philosophers. Be bold, innovative, and furthermore, guided by the wisdom author Jennifer Cruise: “If you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying hard enough”.

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