One of the great parts about being a student at Holy Cross is getting the chance to have a wonderful [and quite leisurely] Winter Vacation to spend time with friends and family. [See the Academic Calendar] After finals, I’ve had a chance to catch up with friends and relax after the academic marathon that is the first couple weeks of December.
Since I still have a little while before I head back to Massachusetts, though the day is growing closer, I am getting more and more ready for my fourth semester.
While the Holy Cross community was welcoming to me from the very start, it wasn’t until this past semester that I realized that while I’ve adjusted to college life, each new semester offers more lessons of independence and that while it’s great to find a groove from the beginning of your college career, it’s valuable to keep seeking out new opportunities and continue to meet new people.
Academically, I will be continuing with my English major by taking both 20th Century American Literature, along with 20th Century British Literature. I will also be taking French 202 and a class in Sociology.
This spring semester is looking like a pretty important one, partially because I’m still waiting to hear back from the Study Abroad offices and will eventually have to finalize a decision on whether or not I will be on or off campus next year! It’s a really big decision and while I naturally have some nerves, it’s been incredibly reassuring to hear from various students who have studied in a number of locations [from England to France to Scotland to DC to Ireland, etc.] that they’ve LOVED their experiences! As someone who is interested in travel and has been lucky enough to have done a fair amount in the past, it’s very comforting to attend a school when this is a much encouraged opportunity and definitely not out of the ordinary. While being away from Worcester for a whole year of my college career sounds daunting, I am lucky enough to have a number of friends who are debating this same option for our Junior year. I will admit that it’s nice I don’t have to make any commitment just yet!
Hope your 2013 is off to a great start! I have a feeling that it’s going to be a great year!