The list could probably go on forever..Because it is scary to grow up not knowing where your life will lead you next. But on the other hand it is exciting because you are starting a brand new chapter..
I’ve already written about my ambition to study physiotherapy, either in Trondheim or Oslo.
I have more security with moving to Oslo, but recent events have made Trondheim appeal to me in a very different way, and sadly that is all I can say on that matter right now.. Also importantly Trondheim is only 1 1/2 hour away on the train from my friends back home.
However, after participating at the Ansa UK annual meeting, I slowly realised how much studying abroad has meant and always will mean to me. I’m struggling with accepting that this might not be happening for me again, that my time in my “new home” is limited to about 3 more months and then it’s over. It probably scare me way more than it should, the thought of moving back to Norway and readjust myself into a now new society. I don’t know how to live in Norway. Call me silly, but a part of me will always belong to Wolverhampton and a part of me will always belong to Auckland, is there enough left of me to fit in in a Norwegian student society in Norway?
I’ve found several schools abroad that offer physiotherapy of course, I mean being who I am, I’m bound to do some research, the big question is, the financing, I don’t think I could or should allow myself to double my already massive student loan, trying to forget that a little while though as I did some research and found three universities abroad that appealed more to me than any other..
In Australia, which would be a brand new country (for me), I found Queensland University of Technology. and they offer something more than just physiotherapy, it is called a bachelor of exercise and movement science and it is only 3 years.
Then there’s AUT in New Zealand, my old university, in the city I miss, with people I miss.
And it is renowned to be one of the most advanced degrees in the world, and there’s a shortage of physiotherapists in New Zealand. However like most UK physio degrees it is 4 years, 4 expensive years.
In the UK I’ve found a couple, for example the University of East London, it offers a 3 years course, and probably 1 year of practice like in Norway. And there’s Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, where the lovely Astrid lives, and I already know someone halfway through his degree there.
As I’ve mentioned the money is probably the biggest issue here.. I’ve looked at Kilroy Education and they suggest something called Study Abroad, which is 1-2 semesters abroad, so maybe if I get accepted here in Norway it would be a good thing to try and negotiate, and maybe I can go almost anywhere I want to in the world, even if it is just for another 6 months.. that will probably end up being my lifeline..
anyway, I am not going to bore you anymore, I don’t blame you if you didn’t actually read the whole thing either, lots of text and no picture, not the ideal blog entry.
But these are some of the things that keep clogging up my mind and they needed to come out somewhere.
It would also help if any of you are sitting on similar experiences, if you have dealt with facing something you didn’t feel ready for, or if you have actually dealt with the same situation where you are moving back after a long time away and are worried about fitting in again.