For the last month I’ve been super excited about Go Global. I kept imagining myself doing a beautiful term abroad, learning and living in South Africa. O Africa. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNaihNT5aQ[/youtube]
Today I equipped myself with boots and umbrella and came to Go Global advising full of dreams and expectations. What did I find? –> Cape Town University is no longer a partner university.
After a deep breath I looked at the good side of things and remembered that there is another partner university in Africa. BUT… —> the University of Botswana is not a partner university yet.
Luckily for me, there was a final option: Group Study in West Africa. What did I find? –> the fee is $12550 for ONE TERM without including tuition! How can I be expected to pay for one term what I spend in two terms?!
I don’t want to go to other universities in North America, Europe or Australia because I want something completely different from what I have experienced so far and they are way too expensive. I don’t want to go to any of the two Latin American options because I come from a Latin American country, I know what it’s like to live there. So what am I left with? A technological university in India. Seriously?
I feel let down by the promise of opportunities and all the “we bring you the world” talk. What happened with the map that I saw in the UBC brochure that had lines going from UBC to all parts of the world under a “Go Global” title?
I can’t remember what the writing trope is called for when the character’s mood in the novel reflects the weather, but I feel just like that. And now let me go back out to this cloudy, windy, rainy day.