My Maltese Experience... So Far

Monday, 5 October 2015



I have successfully made it through my first week at University of Malta. I am a part of a study abroad program that is very popular for European students called Erasmus.

I am spending a semester miles away from home.

I was terribly anxious in the beginning. I didn't know what Malta would be like. Every day I would look at strangers #Malta photos on Insta to find a sense of what my new home entails. It looked pleasant. Sunny. Blue sea. An alluring Mediterranean mood. I smiled.





And then I frowned. It was not that I would miss the dismal skied London, or the overpriced lifestyle. It was the fact that I was leaving home. Leaving familiarity. Becoming foreign.

I would repeat to myself, 'but I'm a traveller! I love change and exploring.'



What was so different about doing this?

I had a sense of trepidation. And I couldn't shake it off.

It was only until the departure day. My family told me:



"it's okay to be nervous - it shows you are human. Everything will turn out to be alright - because that's how life goes. Make this experience worth it - you may be seated in at your office chair for the rest of your working life."


When I arrived in Malta. I was fanned by its decrepit beauty. It's not a modern country as others in Europe however it is like a picture. 

3 comments:

  1. So proud of you baby girl! Hope you're having the best time of your life! Miss you!!

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  2. Oh, how I wish I was on the Erasmus programme! Can't even imagine how scared you must feel, moving to a new country all on your own, but I'm sure this semester will be an absolute blast for you. Love that quote as well!

    Ses RĂªveries by Karina So.

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  3. Wow! These photos are beautiful. I've really, really wanted to visit Malta since seeing a bit more about it recently especially in the Blogosphere... so it must be so exciting to be doing a year abroad there! Best of luck with everything

    -Ruby Xx

    http://anotherrubytuesday.blogspot.co.uk/

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