by Robert B.
After receiving an email stating that the School of Public Affairs was looking for students to participate in a study abroad program in Brussels, I immediately jumped on the application. Now, a few months later, I find myself searching the internet for converter outlets, places to exchange currency and the no-no’s of travel.
Length of time: One week.
As a queer, African-American male, I must admit, I am nervous. I am excited for the wonderful opportunity to learn something new, but also interested if I will learn so much about myself that the Robert who gets off the plane after the week will be recognizable. As I continue to watch the EU news while simultaneously looking for the latest European blazers fashion, I am thrilled to be embarking on this wonderful journey.
About the blogger
Robert B. is studying abroad on the Policies and Institutions of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.