This weekend marks the halfway point in my study abroad program. Isn’t that crazy? Starting tomorrow, I’ll be closer to leaving Geneva than arriving here. The days are getting longer as we creep closer to summer (soon the Sun will be up until 9pm! I can’t wait!) and the temperature is more consistently in the 60s. I’m itching to break out my sundresses…. With three months gone and three months to go, I feel I’ve done so much, but there’s still so much I have yet to do. The first half of this program progressed lazily, steadily, but now I’m afraid I won’t be able to accomplish everything I’d like to with the time remaining. I suppose it’s a nice problem to have.
Saturday was our long-awaited snowshoe trek. After a week of Geneva’s sunshine and temperatures in the 60s, we all wondered how much snow would actually be involved in this day-trip, but we were excited to find out.
As I wrap up my eighth week in Geneva, I have the strange simultaneous feelings that time is flying by and that I've been here for an eternity. I don't know whether to feel excited or disappointed that we're only a third of the way through our program... But enough cliché—in today’s episode, we scratch a major goal off our collective bucket lists and Casey turns 21!
The past couple weeks have been busy. We officially started our UniGe classes last week and they have been keeping us occupied; because of this, I didn’t get around to posting a weekly update last week. To compensate, in today’s post I summarize my last two weeks in Geneva, which includes a day trip to Zürich and meeting lots of Swiss students!
Having (somehow) been in Geneva now for an entire month, this seems like an appropriate time to reflect on my time abroad so far, exploring first impressions, personal growth, etc. But instead of doing that, I just have another weekly update for y’all. In this week’s episode, I get my CERN project and we explore Switzerland’s capital!
Today, on “Maddie’s Adventures in Switzerland”: a tram accident, lots of French food, and a day trip to a Swiss town whose mountains are straight from a wanderlust Pinterest board.