Hey all. It is officially finals week here at Bates and, like everyone else on campus, I’m swamped with work. It’s actually not as bad as it has been in prior years. I have a 20 page research paper about slave conspiracy, a 7-10 page research paper about the borderlands between Mexico and the U.S. (to be written in Spanish), as well as final exams in my biology and British history courses.
I find it’s no use to complain about the workload. Primarily because everyone is in the same boat, but also it’s hard to bellyache and moan about going to a great school, getting an excellent education, and learning and studying in a welcoming and challenging academic environment. Besides, I’ve got less than a week left to enjoy everything that Bates has to offer before I’m off to Spain for a semester.
Much more to come about study abroad in the coming weeks as I prepare to leave in mid-January. I will continue to blog while abroad as to continue to provide you readers with the college experience of one Batesie.
Anyway, time to get back to work. Hope winter is treating you all well. Mother nature continues to pile on the snow here at Bates… Until next time…