I had a horrible nightmare the other night:
Oh wait. It doesn’t stop there. It gets better.
My sleepy subconscious was in legitimate agony. Yeesh. Dreams are weird.
Speaking of dreams, I forgot to mention here what is old news to my friends: one of my dreams is, indeed, coming true!
At the beginning of this semester, I applied for one of Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations programs. These programs, exclusive to NU, are kind of like a summer study abroad, except with a much greater focus on cultural immersion and experience rather than just taking courses in a different country. For example, there are Dialogues where kids learn about healthcare in Australia, micro-financing in Cuba, or photography in Italy.
I applied for the Language Immersion Dialogue to Japan.
It was a bit of a long shot, actually. I’m just a freshman. My Japanese, when I applied, was… rusty. So when I went to interview for the program, I kind of freaked out:
But… I guess I did okay! Because, last month, I got an e-mail…
I was accepted! Oh my goodness gracious, I was accepted. I couldn’t believe it!
Especially because I’m the only freshman going on the trip. Everybody else is an upperclassman. I just… can’t… I don’t…
So this summer, from May 11th to June 19th, one of my longtime dreams is finally coming true. I’m going to Japan! 日本に行く！I’m still in shock, really. The best part is that my scholarship pays the tuition costs– so I’ll only have to pay about $700 instead of $10,000. Not a bad deal, for sure.
And this time, I’ll remember my camera!