Five Things I'll Miss While Studying Abroad
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Five Things I'll Miss While Studying Abroad

The definition of bittersweet.

Five Things I'll Miss While Studying Abroad

As the summer comes to an end, some of us are packing for our dorms and others are packing to go abroad for the semester. Our emotions are going crazy, and we have no idea if we should be more excited or just nervous. There are so many things one could possibly miss while being away for the semester, but just to name a few, here's a list.

1. Homecoming
Nothing beats this beautiful fall day at the beginning of the semester. Everyone is finally settled into the school year and now able to enjoy the weather, being back with friends and of course a (Merrimack!) football.

2. My dorm

I'm sure I will love my living experience abroad, but I am jealous that everyone else gets to move in soon.

3. The Merrimack College Community
There is absolutely no place like the MC campus. Everyone says hi to each other and definitely holds the door for each other (even if it's for an awkward amount of time). I'll miss seeing familiar faces on my way to class every day, but come the spring, I'll be even more excited to be there!

4. Campus Activities

Being abroad means no Merrimack clubs or intramural sports this semester. Feeling left out of all these activities will be tough, but I can't wait to be back in the spring and be even more involved than ever!

5. My Friends and Family
The most obvious that someone going abroad will miss is their family and friends. Four months is a long time! Most of us have never gone that long being away from people we love!

While being abroad, I hope that I'll further understand exactly how lucky I am to go to a great college with amazing people! To an amazing semester abroad and even better remaining college experience! Sláinte!

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