Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Lot Has Happened Real Fast

Hey everyone,

So a lot has happened since I've last posted, and that have been the reason I haven't posted on here since then. So now its time to give you all a bit of an update.

So first things first I had my interview with Homeland security to get my biometerics done so they could be sent to the UK to get my BRP made. For those of you who don't know what a BRP it is a biometeric residency permit, which will be my id well I'm in the UK. I have been told that I have to get it within the first 5 days that I am in the country.

So after I got the biometerics done I found out that I had put the wrong name on my application. No I didn't put another name besides my own, but I forgot to put my middle name on my application. The reason for this is because you need to write your full name as you see it on your passport. So keep that in mind for any of you that want to study abroad and need a visa.

After dealing with that I had to ship the whole application down to the UK consulate in New York in order to get it processed. I shipped everything that I needed to ship with my application and within a few days it was processed and approved, but silly old me I forgot to send a shipping label on the return envelop. Because of that I had to find a place that would make a pdf file of a shipping label to then email the label to the consulate. I hope its being shipped now because I kinda need my passport and visa before my flight.

And yes I have booked a flight. I'm flying with Air Canada, and I have one stop then I'll be in London. After I get to London I kinda hang around there for a bit then I board a bus to go all the way down to Plymouth. So I will have a lot of traveling to do that day.

But the only other thing that I had to get down was a loan, and I'm only saying two things about that. One, its super stressful, so if you know you need a loan to study abroad do it a lot earlier than I did. Second, I love my grandpa Ed who is my cosigner and didn't let a year and a half of hard work slip away if I couldn't get money.

So I have two more weeks in the states then I am off on this journey, and I just can't wait. I will miss a lot here and I know I will be homesick, but I know I will have the time of my life when I go to abroad so I can't wait.

I want to take a second to thank all of you who are reading this and who have helped me get to this point. I am taking this opportunity with both hands and running with it. I know this is a once in a life time opportunity and I am not going to waste it. I hope those of you reading this have found this helpful on your own journey to study abroad. But the journey has just begun and I hope you keep reading to see my journey through my eyes.

Stay classy,

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Little Stress but Good Stress


So to be honest I am just a little stressed out about all of this study abroad stuff more than usual tonight. I have my interview and my biometric scans tomorrow in order to get my visa. I just want it to go through smoothly so I can finally book my ticket and start packing. I mean I know that its just a step in the process but I still hope nothing goes wrong at this point so I can get it on time so I can travel smoothly in order to go to Plymouth on time. I have my interview in about thirteen hours so we will have to wait and see how things go, but I'm sure that it will go smoothly. I'll update you all tomorrow on how it went.

All the best