University of Glamorgan student, Cerys Traylor, decided to uproot her life for the second year of her journalism degree, and move to Florida to experience university and culture in another country. And although she may have more work to do, she still has a pool to relax in.
Her decision came after many months of speculating whether to stay in Wales for her second year or move to Florida, where she would be much happier studying and having a fresh start as ‘life in Cardiff was becoming monotonous’ she says, and that ‘Toy Mic Trev and the Rasta Bin man could only keep me entertained for so long.’
(Toy Mic Trevor is a street entertainer. He performs on Cardiff’s Queen Street, using an Echo-brand toy microphone entertaining all that watch whereas Rasta Bin man plays the bins with drumsticks – Cardiff eh?)
The university of North Carolina and The University of Missouri were also options to choose from, but like any fashion conscious girl, Florida was the only option for Cerys, and she feels she has done the right thing in having an exchange year there. She says “The Americans I have spoken to have told me that coming here to study is a good choice and to enjoy it as much as I can.”
She told me that the difference between here and there is that there are huge amounts of work to do after each class, and the professors often do pop quizzes and class participations, which all contribute towards your final grade.
And with 3 days a week in University, starting at 9.40am until 2pm, Cerys seems to have a lot of time on her hands but procrastinating isn’t an option, which is a shame as Cerys loves to do anything other than work!