Apparently, “I want to go to Sweden” isn’t a valid excuse for missing a final.
â€œItâ€™s nice we have this room to ourselves,â€ said my friend Alex mere seconds before a group of Hungarian teenagers entered.
â€œOh,â€ he whispered. â€œI spoke too soon.â€
Iâ€™m in week 14 of my study abroad experienceâ€”youâ€™d think Iâ€™d have figured that out by now. But it began innocently enough in a bar in Brussels when a British guy at a nearby table overhead me chatting with my friend Krista.
Yesterday, Iâ€™m blowing my nose in the libraryâ€™s bathroom when a man walks in. Then another. Weird, I think.
Today, I said â€œmerciâ€ when a French man handed me an unopened bottle of red wine. â€œHere,â€ he said. â€œDrink this in 2017.â€
That sounds sketch. But my host dad and I had spent hours working on his vineyard. This was his repayment.
Budapest, Hungary, where I spent my fall break abroad, has played host to many royalty over the centuriesâ€”myself included.
Really, itâ€™s a serious question. How are you OK with planes? Iâ€™ve been traveling a fairÂ amount my whole life, and I have yet to get used them.Â â€œGet used to themâ€ is putting it lightly. Iâ€™m terrified.
I donâ€™t want to go to Venice.
Itâ€™s not like Iâ€™d ever say, â€œEw, a trip to Venice? Lame.â€ If so, Iâ€™d fully deserve a #firstworldproblems comment on this post.
Iâ€™m just Team Budapest.
Each person has a unique experience abroad, but somehow ends up meeting similar personalities. They’re all hilarious. Read on.
My wallet is angry, but yours doesnâ€™t have to be. If youâ€™re headed abroad, learn from my mistakes.
My Five Most Embarrassing Study Abroad Mishaps
I even had to whittle it to the five most outstanding mishaps. Had I made the listÂ longer, it could’ve taken hours evaluating which was worse, this missed tram orÂ those lost keys? Well, readers, you’ll never know, because with these five mishapsÂ there was no debating.
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