Thanh Nguyen says goodbye to England

Time does fly. My exchange in England has ended in the blink of an eye. It seems like it was just yesterday when I stepped out of the cab and didn’t know where my house was. I am now gone, but with the most beautiful memories, ever, in my entire life.

image[2]A lot of things have been going on since my last blog and I cannot type them all out in a blog, so I will just write a summary here. My host families were kind enough to take me to several places, including absolutely gorgeous things like the London Eye and Harrods. England, whether it be the countryside or Central London, is always beautiful in a way that I cannot explain. It’s not like America. England gives out a different vibe. I really don’t know how to put it. You have to be there to know what it is. Overall, England and Wellington are the best things I have ever gotten a chance to experience and I regret nothing.

image[1]If you are reading this blog, no matter who you are, I really encourage you to go on exchange and, more specifically, to Wellington in England. Words cannot express how grateful I am that I picked England as one of my options. It is an absolutely amazing experience that happens once in a lifetime, so you have to grab it when it’s there. Words can’t express how I feel right now. This exchange has changed me significantly. I am no longer the person I used to know a month ago, before I got on the plane to England. The friends I met every day there have changed me, made a better me. I have learnt so many valuable things that I will never forget. Of course, there were very hard times when I just couldn’t help but cry and say to myself “Why did I do this? Why leave a place so familiar and go on this exchange to a school where I know nothing and no one?” But there were good times also.

imageBefore I never missed anything or anyone, ever. Now, whenever I think about the days when I was at Wellington, I miss them so so much: all the jokes we laughed at, all the food we had in that dining hall, all the classes we went to together. I miss everything and everyone there. People bring memories into our lives and then they take them away, but I know for a fact that the memories I made there will never fade away. I loved every second of it… Believe me, no matter which country you choose, whether it be a bad or good exchange, you will not regret anything. You will bring back with you lessons no one else can teach you and memories you cannot make anywhere else. Consider it as a life-changing decision. Reach out and take it. I cannot guarantee that everything will be perfect, but I know you can do it.

Thank you Wellington, and P.