Monday, February 10, 2014

Manic Monday- Tests, Deadlines, & Studying in Hawaii?

       Today is definitely "Manic Monday" worthy! So much has been going on! 
        First off, today was the first day in about two weeks that I've had all four classes plus my lab hours. One of my professors has been very sick and cancelled the last two classes, and we also had a snow day. So I felt a little pressed for time, to say the least. Throw in the fact that one of my professors went over on class time so I only had 6 minutes to run to my next class, and you could say I've been running around like mad. Good cardio though! Not feeling well today definitely didn't help.

       I also found out today that due to the snow day we had last Wednesday, one my classes pushed our first exam to this Wednesday. Normally this would be fine, except I also have an exam for one of my other classes on the same day. Nothing says "fun" like exams for Psychobiology and Personality on the same day! (That's sarcasm...just FYI)

         Lastly, I've been seriously considering studying in Hawaii for a semester next year. My university is part of the National Student Exchange program, where you can go to other schools (that are part of the program) in America or Canada for a semester or two, without transferring from your normal university. It's like studying abroad, except you stay around. I'm doing a dual major and I'm now trying to do a double minor,so all of my credits need to count toward my majors or minors. Since studying abroad might make it difficult for me to graduate on time, Hawaii seems like the next best thing! I'm still not 100% sure if I'm going to do it, but the deadline is fast approaching so I need to decide quickly!

        If you have any insight on the National Student Exchange program, or have studied in Hawaii, I'd love to hear from you! Hope everyone's day is a little less packed than mine :)


  1. I have a friend who studied in Hawaii for a quarter, she absoloutely loved it! If I hadn't transferred I would have loved to study abroad or even somewhere else nationally for a semester or quarter.

    1. Oh goodie! And yeah it's such a neat idea!

  2. Great post!

    Best, Julita

  3. I lost my chance to study abroad and do an exchange program because I ended up switching schools but a few of my friends that done so said they don't regret it at all. I worry about spending too much time exploring the place and absorbing the culture and soon neglect my school work but one of my friends that studied in Germany said the exchange program ensured her she'll have time to explore and maintain her studies. So I guess that's something to look into with your program so you can balance both school and a new place.


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