Author: Phillip Owen-Scott
Program: Business Administration – International Business
Study Abroad Location: Ghent, Belgium
Hello, my name is Phillip Owen-Scott, but everyone calls me Phil. I am a 4-5th semester student at Seneca’s Newnham Campus, studying International Business Administration program. Recently, I was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to study in Ghent, Belgium for the fall 2016 semester and on a whim I applied.
To my surprise, they chose me and started the long but exciting process of preparing me to become an “international student”. Most would not see this as a huge deal, since a majority of the people at Newnham campus are already from another country, but for a Canadian kid like me this will be a huge change. I had previously visited Europe to see family and friends but never for more than a month at a time. The main reason why Belgium was so interesting was that I had never been there before, and I was looking for something new. After looking up recommendations online and reading about what others who previously lived there, I decided it was a good choice. After months of planning and getting everything, set up I am ready to leave and excited to begin a new chapter in my journey! I will be sure to take many photos and share the experiences that I have had with everyone else.
Looking forward to this adventure!!