By: Pooja Bhatti, British Columbia Institute of Technology, winner of the spring 2019 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship
Study Abroad Destination: Italy and Austria
There’s a part of the brain that gets activated when you’re about to enter something fearful: the amygdala. It’s responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response. The day I leave to study abroad is getting closer; I find my amygdala to be on overdrive.
In other words – I’m scared.