(May 12, 2008) The article mentioned below is up for reading… (not very exciting if it doesn’t relate to you personally!)
Study at Nottingham University in England: Tips from a Study Abroad Graduate
(Back in April sometime) A few weeks ago on the way to visiting my friend upstate, I splurged and purchased a $150 train ticket to allow myself the time to write a travel article for Student Travel Writing Contest put on by Transitions Abroad. The topic was focused on helping students prepare to travel abroad: what did you need to know; how did you fit your experience into your life upon returning; what you wish you knew before you left, etc.
With just a bit of study abroad behind me, I rambled on for 2,000 words or so and sent it in… lightly proofed… 15 minutes before the deadline. As I mentioned in the email, I would have been happy if they published it, forget winning!
A few weeks later I was informed I received the 2nd place award out of over 100 entries. I must say I am quite chuffed with myself as winning a Travel Writing Contest is a nice addition to my resume.
And the prize?? $150!! Was well worth the cozy Amtrak ride if you ask me!