Look Out, World!

12 01 2014

It’s so strange to think that this time last year, I was packing my bags, finishing paperwork and about to embark on one of the most rewarding and stressful trips of my life. It feels like only yesterday that I boarded the plane in Atlanta [after MUCH turmoil] and IMG_0124landed in my second home of the Netherlands. It’s been nearly seven months since I came back and I still find myself missing Europe and all its majesty  from time to time!

If there is one thing that is true, I am very glad to be back in Knoxville [and UT] studying my favorite subject surrounded by people who are just as in love and obsessed as I am!

On that note, internship season has graced everyone with its presence in the JEM department. The past few weeks have been filled with resumes, cover letters and applications. There’s no telling where I’ll end up this summer: New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington D.C., Atlanta… wherever I am, I am looking forward to a summer filled with knowledge, tons of work and hopefully passionate people!

Now the most pressing of the news…NEW YORK CITY. Yes! In only eight days, I’ll be boarding the plane with 20 other JEM IMG_0197students and [of course] Dr. Swan to spend a week in arguably one of the most exciting cities in the world! That being said, I have seen the other big-name cities in Europe, so I am hoping that the city is just as dreamy and awe-inspiring as it was three years ago. [I might have shed a tear or two.]

While there, we’re planning on doing a multitude of things [CNN with Anderson Cooper, Daily Show, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, NY 1, and…WICKED]. My hope is that I’ll get to do an update just like old times! I know this is going to be an amazing trip and I can only home it lives up to my expectations.

For now, I’m slowly packing a carry-on and trying to start the semester right in my interesting classes. I’ll update soon, but until then, tot ziens!