A Glimpse of Greece
Greece. The beautiful city of Athens; Europe's oldest city in which I have learned about since I was in the sixth grade. In January, I have the opportunity to go and study abroad in that exact location at the Hellenic American University. The courses that this program offers fit perfectly with my fields of interest and include a variety of subjects to study including psychology, literature, science, math, history, music, and much more.
If I were able to afford this chance to study overseas, I would delve into the culture and absorb every solitary moment of my experience. I would acquire abundant information about Greece and return to the United States informing anyone who would listen about my time there. I would be excessively more cultured and have a much better understanding of the world in which I exist.
Traveling, let alone traveling to Greece, is something that I have wanted to do ever since I can remember. Now, I have been presented with the opportunity to go and receive college credits while I am there. Therefore, I have become extremely passionate about this program and my burning desire to see the world as a college student in my twenties.
I chose this destination because the courses that are offered are most applicable to my major of psychology. Also, as aforementioned, I have wanted to go to Greece since I was a child. Something about the beautiful Greek culture stories and the mysteries behind them intrigued me.
This opportunity is meaningful to me because this past year, I have faced a great amount of adversity. I have not been as happy as I could potentially be. I am currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a former Women's Soccer player. With a bit of soul-searching, I realized that I want to pursue Occupational Therapy, which UMass Lowell does not offer. The school that I have found that offers me that opportunity is Springfield College, where I will hopefully be attending in the Fall of 2018 and I will once again play soccer. Because Springfield does not accept mid-year transfers into the OT program, I wanted to make the semester before I made the difficult transition of schools unforgettable. Greece could be my new beginning. With your help, it can be.