When you apply to study abroad you spend all your time preparing to go. You need to apply for a visa, book your flights, find somewhere to stay, try and pack all your belongings into one little case, and take them all back out when you can’t lift it off the floor. For many this preparation takes months, some have been planning for years.
But when it’s time to come home, there’s no preparation. I left my packing to the last minute and tried my best to pretend I didn’t have to leave. That return flight home creeps up on you, and before you know it you’re stepping off the plane and feeling the bitter cold British wind on your face. After a year in California, the weather alone was enough of a shock to the system!
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