Author: Stephanie Rukavina
Program: Business Administration – International Business
Study Abroad Location: Zagreb, Croatia
As an international business student, learning about other cultures has always fascinated me. While researching which country I wanted to study in prior to my departure, I realized something very important, I barely knew the country my family is from. This realization shifted my focus, and I knew right then and there that I would be studying abroad in Croatia. From that point, everything else just fell into place. I was able to find a school in Zagreb (the capital city as well as business capital in Croatia), an apartment, and even book my flight so that I had extra time to spend with my family!
Preparing for this experience was beyond exciting! My mind kept racing with ideas and thoughts of how it was going to be like to live on my own in another country, as well as all of the new experiences and opportunities I was going to be faced with. I had no trouble at all packing, and could barely fall asleep the week before my departure, but it was all worth it once I stepped off that plane into the Zagreb Airport!
Since my early arrival, I have been spending lots of time with family and friends who I have not seen for many years. This is what I believe will make my study abroad experience different from other students. I have a connection with this country and its people and I am very excited to learn more about it!
Stay tuned on my next blog posts.