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Montreal, Canada


For those of you who have went through the process of applying for an exchange program, are probably familiar with the dreaded waiting game. I'd say it's worse than any other waiting period for an application I've had so far.

You see, waiting for an ordinary application is a pain to start with. I remember checking my application process for Concordia every two days (Mind you, I'm just impatient like that). Luckily, I sent it out at the end of February and I received my answer around the end of March, beginning of April.

Exchange programs run differently. With what feels to be four times the amount of paperwork. At Concordia (and probably most schools), you have to list three schools that you'd like to go to. Then you have to write down pre-course selections for these three schools. Then you must get them approved from your faculty adviser. Then the department adviser. Then you finally ship out all those things to the international office at your school. Then you wait about a month as they decide whether or not you're eligible. Once you're accepted, then there's a whole bunch of other various papers you need to fill in. Then you wait about 2-4 months for the host university to answer you back. It's all quite tedious.

Currently, I'm in the near the last stage. Basically, I'm still waiting for Inha to send me back my letter in order to get my student visa. However, I received an email from my intentional liaison officer saying that we should be getting out answers early next week. So! That's a relief. Hopefully, by the next time I write here, I'll have that paper to wave around. :)

Laters everyone!

permalink written by  Maestro on June 12, 2009 from Montreal, Canada
from the travel blog: From Montreal to Incheon
tagged South, Waiting, Montreal, Study, Abroad, Korea and Exchange

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Economy Seats Still Suck

San Francisco, United States


They make your butt hurt a lot. :/

So, it's really happened now. I'm no longer in Montreal- I have no landed in San Fransisco. I was a bit teary-eyed as I left my mom at the gate, like a sap. Yes, yes, I'm a momma's girl.

All in all, the flight went pretty smoothly. It took about six hours, which felt longer. There were a lot of movies and T.V shoes to keep me occupied which was nice.

I watched Star Trek for the first time (the new one of course). It was pretty cool. Not my favorite movie of all time, but still really neat.

I also watched two Big Bang Theory episodes, as well as something about Flying Saucers.

And now I'm in San Fran, which is chillier then I thought, seeing that it's in California. Of course, the time difference is screwing me up. 3 hour difference. It's almost two back home, and only quarter to 11 here. I'm gonna go to sleep soon and do some looking around tomorrow. :) My flight isn't until 1:30, so I got the morning to gaze around the area.

Check the Album here and my Facebook for new pictures!

permalink written by  Maestro on August 26, 2009 from San Francisco, United States
from the travel blog: From Montreal to Incheon
tagged Airport, Montreal, Korea, San and Fransisco

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