By: Carol Chen, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship
Study Abroad Destination: Italy and Austria
People always say that travelling changes your life and that it opens up your eyes. As cliche as it sounds, I really found this to be true during the European ﬁeld school in Austria and Italy.
The biggest impact the ﬁeld school had on me, was the opportunity it provided me to show independence. As funny as it sounds, I am a 26-year-old who is still afraid of moving out and being alone. Going on this three week trip to Europe helped to lighten that fear. It was not only my ﬁrst trip in Europe, but also my ﬁrst time travelling without any friends or family. This helped me challenge...