Semester at Sea Thoughts

1. I hate money. Like, really, its existence complicates things. Long story short: that sponsor I spoke about doesn’t seem to be working. You can imagine the distress that caused. A very kind company is having a meeting on Monday and hopefully they can help me. If not, my parents, who are amazing, might takeContinue reading “Semester at Sea Thoughts”

TTT: Requests to Santa

It’s Christmas! And unlike Halloween and Thanksgiving, we do┬ácelebrate this one in South Africa (what a relief)! Last year I made a wish list with┬áThe Broke and the Bookish, and I got two of those books. Here are my “Top Ten Books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing me”. Pretty please, Santa! I should note thatContinue reading “TTT: Requests to Santa”

GoFundMe Campaign: Semester at Sea

As many of you may recall, I have been given the great opportunity to attend Semester at Sea Spring 2013. A while ago I unfortunately got news that I had not received the scholarship I had hoped for – and needed – to make SAS a reality. So I got moved to an economy cabin,Continue reading “GoFundMe Campaign: Semester at Sea”

Semester at Sea: Stumbling

Not such good news this update around. Scholarship and Aid results came out last night, and my Presidential Scholarship application was unsuccessful. I did receive a need-based grant, but the venture remains financially unattainable. We’re talking 20K US-dollars that I don’t have. And with the recent strikes in South Africa, our exchange rate went fromContinue reading “Semester at Sea: Stumbling”

Another Step Closer!

Yesterday I received an email informing me that my application to Semester at Sea Spring 2013 voyage was successful. Despite being a little down and out from a bug I seem to have contracted in the Paediatric Wards, I haven’t been able to contain my giddiness. Guys, it’s working out! This makes the punch ofContinue reading “Another Step Closer!”

Running Update: Semester at Sea

In between studying like a crazy person and trying to organise Student Government matters, I managed to (finally) have a meeting with my faculty regarding attending Semester at Sea next year! There are still some smaller details to sort out, but I have the support of the admin department and of my course convener. IContinue reading “Running Update: Semester at Sea”