Only a few days left for your new adventure, you are going to live in a different city, miles away from your town. You have to pack all the stuff, because you want everything with you. Now it is time to go to the airport! Just three planes, and here you are. This was you, four months ago.
This experience is coming now to an end, and you are not the same person who arrived here, with all your suitcases and saying ‘adiós’ when you meant to say hello. But this was just the beginning. You used your time travelling around Europe (and even África). You learnt a little bit about Andalucía and our culture. You can now impress your family and friends dancing Flamenco, or at least, trying it. You learnt Spanish, or how to order things in a bar. You were brave riding a camel, because you wanted your souvenir photo. And the most important thing, you have pictures in the places where Game of Thrones was filmed.
But let’s be serious. This experience abroad has changed you, a lot. Maybe you are not going to realize of that at the beginning, but as time goes by, you will. You are no longer just a USA citizen, you are now a world citizen. In a few weeks you will remember this like a very happy period of your life, but in a few months, you are going to miss it. You will want to feel this in your body again. This is the emotion of living new things and meeting new people in places where you can’t even imagine. You have to live with that, or… you can take a map, point a place and travel again!
I studied abroad in Finland during the 2015-2016 academic year, right before you came to Sevilla, and I can tell you, this is going to be one of the best things in your life. All the bad memories are going to be eclipsed by all the good you have experienced. Because at the end, you only take the best part and keep it in your heart. And this is why I want to thank you for all this amazing moments, and for letting me relive the experience with you guys in Sevilla!