Preface

The following catalogues the blogs that I made about my exchange to the University of Pennsylvania. My year abroad in the USA was a life-changing experience, in which I experienced immense personal growth.

The blogging form was new to me at the time of writing, and is a very different literary form to that which I have experience writing in. In writing about my travels, I hope people are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, and try something new. Exchange was definitely a very scary experience at times, but I’m so grateful to have gone (it has had a transformative effect on me). I also wrote about my time abroad as a sort of personal diary.

I hope you enjoy reading about my journeys in the USA!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 (New International Version)

Christmas Holidays

December 2022 – January 2023

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“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Dr Seus

End-of-Exchange Travels

At the end of my exchange, I travelled around the continental USA. Here is a map of the places I visited and the corresponding blog entry (S for start, E for end).

“Parting with people is a sadness; a place is only a place.”

Dune