Hey, I’m back with another post! Well, I have pretty much handled most of the arrangements for this trip, and I’m amazed at how everything is coming together so nicely. The international coordinator at my school was very helpful in putting me in touch with the international coordinator at RSLIS when I first expressed interest in going abroad. I’ve been in touch with the RSLIS international coordinator for the past half-a-year via email. She’s been really helpful, and I’m looking forward to meeting her in person!
Like I said, things have come together nicely. First was the residence permit. Since I’m staying longer than 3 months, I need a permit. RSLIS sent me the application, and I had to fill it out and mail it along with my passport to the Danish Embassy in New York. I was upset and a little panicked about sending my passport because I wasn’t sure I’d have enough time to get the permit processed before I leave (it can take up to 3 months). That was way back in April, and thankfully it only took them about 3 weeks to process my application and send the permit!
Next, I enrolled in some placeholder classes at SILS so I can still be considered a full-time student there and thus have my credits transferred when I return in the spring.
I’ve ordered a lot of little things to take with me on the trip, such as a SIM-unlocked cell phone (I’ll buy a SIM card in Denmark), a voltage converter / international outlet set (the AC outlets & voltage are different in Denmark), and a textbook for one of my classes.
There’s still a lot left to do. Namely, the big shopping trip for a lot of the necessities I’ll need — clothes, personal items, accessories, you name it. The NC Tax Holiday is coming up, so I plan to do all of that shopping then!
I know this post isn’t well written, I’m really tired and should go to bed soon. Better post next time! 🙂