Tags: international students
As summer started coming to an end, my email inbox started getting full of emails from all different departments at Ohio State. This made me feel anxious and a little overwhelmed but also very excited. I could not believe that after all the hard work that went into my application, the essays, the admission exams, and the interviews I was finally going to start my journey at Fisher College of Business.
During my military career, I was afforded many opportunities to travel abroad to several foreign countries. My most memorable overseas trip was traveling to Germany. At the time I was 19 years old, fresh out of basic training and ready to see every inch of this planet as I could. So, as luck may have it, I got the opportunity to do a 3 week stint in Germany. I was ecstatic! It was my first "official" overseas trip and I couldn't wait to see all that Germany had to offer.
Imagine packing up and moving to a foreign country, say China for example, and beginning a two-year full time MBA program. All your classes are in Chinese, your books are in Chinese, three out of the five team members in your group are from China, you live in an apartment in a city that you don't know, your best friends are going to bed when you're waking up, and your mom and dad are literally on the other side of the planet. To say you're a little homesick is an understatement.