Natasha Fenton: That One Time I Studied Abroad
So it’s been about a month since I arrived in Aberdeen and everything is starting to feel familiar now. When we first arrived, Addy and I noticed a lot of differences between Aberdeen and Vancouver. The first difference we encountered was at the Aberdeen airport. There is a revolving door that leads outside of the airport that revolves in the opposite direction! One of the more obvious differences of course is that the cars drive on the opposite side of the street. The majority of things here seem to work in the opposite way that they do at home! Another example of this is the crosswalks. Here you wait for about five minutes and then everyone crosses at once! You could cross the street diagonally if you wanted to.
I’m a little nervous about school because it is quite a bit different here than it is at home. For two of our classes, the final exam is worth 100% and one of our exams consists of only three questions! It’s definitely weird not having to write midterms or other assignments throughout the semester for those two classes. In our other two classes, we’re graded on our group presentations and papers. That is a little less stressful because it’s more what we’re used to. We’re still adjusting to the way school works here, but I’m sure we’ll get into the rhythm of it soon!
Natasha is a third year BBA student studying abroad at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.