Mays Business School, July 3rd, 2023
These past 5 months have been incredible. I have visited 13 countries and 25 cities during my time in Europe. My exchange semester has been incredibly immersive. I have experienced the beautiful change of seasons and got to visit breathtaking places. Vienna has been an amazing city to live in and was perfectly located. Being central made it easy to travel between countries by train, bus, and plane. It is a city rich in history and I had an amazing time engaging in courses related to International Business with students from around the globe. Being able to learn from a global perspective made my studies engaging. I have made lifelong friends who I have shared many memories with. As I return to Texas, I remember the feelings I had when I started my semester. I was nervous about embarking on a new journey alone. I was also excited to experience new places and cultures. Eventually, Vienna started to feel at home. One of my favorite moments was getting to attend a traditional Viennese ball with other exchange students. I loved being able to meet different people from diverse backgrounds and exchange our cultures. I also met previous and future exchange students at Texas A&M from WU. These past few weeks, I have had many goodbyes. I am going to miss the historical architecture, cafe culture, picnics in the city, and the people. As I return for my last year at Texas A&M, I know these experiences will continue to shape and influence my perspective. I will treasure these memories and the connections I have made abroad. I am confident that I will continue to travel and build on my experiences. I aspire to work for a multinational corporation in the future and engage in an international business environment. I have gained important skills for my future and I will remember these months forever.