As a going away present one of closest friends bought me the most adorable travel journal I have ever seen. I am not the kind of person who has ever kept a diary or journal and I don’t tend to document my life. However, after receiving this beautiful gift I have decided to give it a go as I want to not only make the most of my year studying abroad but I also want to document it so I will remember it for the rest of my life.
Before even getting to Malta I decided to write two very important lists in my new journal. The first a postcard address list because a number of my friends and family have mention more than once about wanting to get a postcard. In order to be prepared for this I wrote a list of these addresses in the back of my journal! The second list I have started is a sort of study-abroad-bucket-list. The list is made up of a number of different activities and goals I would love to achieve while studying abroad in order to make the most of it. Some of the goals are as simple as ‘learn something new’ or ‘make new friends’. The activities are more adventurous from ‘finding a new and unique place to swim in the sea’ to ‘stargazing’.
My full study abroad bucket list is as follow:
- Make new friends
- Learn something new (specifically archaeology related)
- Learn more about Maltese history
- Have lunch in a Maltese café
- Find somewhere to watch the Rugby World Cup matches
- Find a unique place to swim in the sea
- Go on a boat trip
- Go shopping (this one should be really easy for me!)
- Go to a museum
- Explore the archaeological sites
- Have a picnic by the sea
- Explore Valletta, the capital of Malta
I plan to keep you all updated as and when I complete some of these and I hope they will be as fun and as interesting as they sound. If you can think of any that I could add to my list please let me know as I want to make my Erasmus study abroad bucket list as long and as interesting as possible!