I spoke with the Field Education Coordinator today. Her name is Cecile and she was really lovely.
She discussed the international placement with me for 4th year (2014) and it just so happens that the University has current exchange programs in the same city as one of the Child Trauma Academy partners. It will from September - December. Looks like I'll need about $10, 000.
My planning, budget, study etc is now all based around me going to....
I'm looking at accommodation. Work permits. Study Permits. International programs. Grants.
The whole lot. What bands are from there? Are they NICE?
If you know it, know someone who will put me up, or anything - let me have it. Weather. Crime rates. What are they famous for? Who do they argue with? What is the major religion there? Are there fundamentalists there? Are they overly Christian? How many cowboys are we talking about!? Because I hate hunting, am I likely to be hated? Do they like Australians?
Should I rent a one bedroom apartment somewhere? Should I save up for a car? is Public transport efficient? Is it freezing? Will I get mugged, raped or assaulted? Should I stay with a family? Apply to House-sit and cuddle someone's pets for 3 months?
I'm terrified. I'd much rather face snakes, crocs, The Outback and an Internet Troll.
Love to you.