Not gonna lie, there was multiple times that I was having second thoughts on going on the exchange. Sometimes I thought I should just stay here.. The main reason was because of someone who made a really big impact in and on my life... But while in Denver, I met a girl and she had the exact same situation as me. She got accepted to YES Thailand and the only reason she almost didn't take the scholarship was because her boyfriend and how she didn't want to leave him and vice versa. The ending to that story was that she did end up taking the scholarship and she had the time of her life. I want that, I really want to experience the world in different eyes and a whole academic year in Thailand will get me that. A year with-out that ONE special person will prove many things for me at the end. I think it's so funny me saying all this stuff about the 'One' person when I'm just about to turn fifteen, on the fifteenth; Learner's permit soon! (My birthday is this Friday! Week of 4-10[Starting Monday] ) Wow, I get so distracted! But back to this topic heading, this is what is gonna be applied to me at the end; not the story but only a chapter.. "If you love it, let it go... And if it comes back to you, it's yours forever."
Who wouldn't miss their friends? I have no idea on how much I'll miss all these children. And honestly, I really don't wanna think about it! The time difference is sooo big! GRR. I'm making a collage of pictures, all of the SL,UT (LOL. haa) memories will be on there. Then while in Thailand, I hope there will be many made there as well. So stroked! I have the biggest deprived list, and I hope by the time I leave, that list will be so much more smaller. Email and Facebook will be the new way for me to communicate now. No biggie, I do that anyways[: Yeahh. I think what I'll miss the most from them is just how we communicate over the funniest and randomest things there is. I'll miss how shocked they get when I tell them I haven't tried something they've had since they were like 4.
Get At It!
Basic Facts About YES
The Application Process:
What I did:
I heard about the scholarship about 3 to 4 days before it was due.. And let me tell you, I gave it my all to get if finished! The application does seem a little bit long, but when you something like this so bad, the application becomes smaller and you wish you had more questions and longer answers. My top choices were: Thailand, India, Turkey, and Indonesia. They went in that order too. Luckily for me, I got my top choice! Studding abroad in Thailand. The best part about being part of the selection process was the IPSE in Denver, Colorado. Everybody there was so open and we all bonded so quickly that the weekend never did feel like it was only three days. We all still communicate with each other, and the only down side of this is that some of the people we met in Denver, they didn't make it to the finals. Out of 600 people who started the application, 75 went to Denver. Out of those 75, 50 are now selected to study abroad with The Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program.
Well I'm out.. Peace! ดีฉันออก .. ศานติ
<3/ Elizabeth [LiZ:]