Arts and Education Experience in a School in Europe
It is been a month since I have been studying at this beautiful European School of Arts situated on a highland. Let me tell you am not at all disappointed. I am not just overwhelmed by the warm welcome that we got. But also by the college support and quality of arts education.
I must admit that back home; when I was packing my stuff and my mom kept giving all those homemade stuff to stack on. Deep inside I was feeling scared, really scared. My English was rusty and my arts skills needed a little improvement. However, I had never stepped out of my home alone. Always my mom chaperoned me to the malls, to my friend’s place and even dropped me off at school. Right till I was done with my high schools. Yes, my mom is over protective. Err.. that could be an understatement.
Well, coming back to my study abroad story, well, all of a sudden I was free. I would have no mummy tagging along, no phone calls to check where I was doing what. But, I was not feeling liberated. Rather, I was feeling lost. Completely lost. Lost in a foreign land.
But once I was at the arts school
Nevertheless, it took about two weeks to get acquainted with Queen’s English. However, being a quick learner; I can confidently say that English is improving for the better. Well, having taken up Spanish as a subject is also helping. My other two subjects are Politics and Anthropology. Well, quite combination! But nevertheless, this arts school offers quality education to its students.
Coming to the student life out here at our arts university.. All that I can say that it’s good. We do get to socialize and yes even learn the Scottish dance! I have begun to love it. And I am a regular at the Scottish dance society. There is also a music club for the students. When I am not studying arts; I gym and of course travel as much as I can. I also avoid bunking classes. As I feel that attending every single class in a way is helping brush my English and arts skills.
What I did as a hobby besides arts
It is already past midnight and busy penning down my experience. Just after having got over with catching up with a film of my choice. Then spilling my cola clumsily and then deciding to write. Yes, I feel free like a bird.
Well, let me share this with you. During the first few weeks only; I had become a member of the Hill walking Club of my university and about seven weeks down the line, I have done some major hill walking. And each time that I go for it, I feel as if I am romanticizing with the Scottish Highlands. That now fascinates me and has become a part of my life. It indeed gets cold when it rains. But then who cares when a warm shower. As well as cup of piping hot tea can take care of you.
Google maps have come handy in helping get acquainted with this new city. I indeed used to feel a little lost. But I had to wait for a week for my sim card. Be that as it may, I guess those days without the phone made me explore the natural beauty of the city. But now that I have my maps to help; I can proudly say that one day even made it to a cafe out here that is really famous. And finds a mention in harry Potter! Can you believe that?!
I have not limited myself to smaller outings
Nonetheless, I even made unplanned trips to Glasgow. I tried getting lost out there. Then finding a way out to get back to arts school. Doing all these have made me understand the regional atmosphere of Europe. In fact, I can proudly say now; that I have in these few months, successfully graduated from being a mumma’s girl to an independent young lady. Who at times does crazy stuff just for cheap thrills.
However, my fairytale of a story does have a rider. The only problem that I really faced was getting adjusted to the food here. Of course to the idea of waking up early. Managing my own kitchen. Cooking my own pancakes and rear cooked steak sounds more appealing; than the one’s available at the food kiosks.