October 28, 2016
Have you though about going on exchange during your studies at Arcada? One of my haalari patches says it best: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!
When I started my studies at Arcada, it was obvious that I was going to go on exchange. It is an opportunity everyone has to consider but not all take it and that’s ok. But if you are considering about going, I would of course warmly advice you to do it.
The process of applying for exchange can seem overwhelming at first. There is some paperwork involved and stuff like Visas, depending on the country. The process before even knowing if you’re going to be accepted to go on exchange can be somewhat stressful. But honestly the paperwork and process at Arcada was not as bad as I thought. Everything went pretty smoothly, even though I had no idea what I was doing. The stress and process before the exchange was definitely worth it.
The culture shock and getting used to the new environment is different for everyone. For me, acclimatizing to my new environment has mostly been a lot of fun and also quite easy.
So if you’re doubting or considering exchange, I would just like to say that the process before going is relatively easy and the exchange itself is a really fun and interesting adventure.
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