BY JENNA MCASSEY ‘19
KRAKOW, Poland—Dzień dobry, Bison!
My fall semester began this month with a new journey. On Sept. 14, 2017, I traveled 5,142 miles across the world to Krakow, Poland, where I am studying abroad as a Nichols College student.
I am beyond grateful to have been given this opportunity and am so excited to be able to share my journey with my Nichols community back home. It’s already been such a surreal moment; this is something I have dreamed about doing for a while.
In Poland, I am studying at Jagiellonian University, which is located right in the center of Krakow—the cultural capital of Poland and the city in which the country’s kings and queens lived. At the university, I will continue studying Criminal Justice and Psychology as well as taking a few cultural courses—and will attempt to learn Polish. Polish is one of the most difficult languages to learn, but I will be abroad for a few months, so I hope to know a good portion of the language before I return home.
Aside from my studies, I am excited to be able to explore all of Europe and everything it has to offer! I will share with you my experiences, journeys, and pictures every single week on this blog. I hope many of you will follow my journey, and maybe you, too, might develop an interest in studying abroad someday!
Jenna McAssey is a junior at Nichols College and an intern for the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications.