Before you evaluate the value of reading this blog, I figured you should know the mastermind behind this.
I’m Isabel Leong.
I’m 22 years old.
I was born in Singapore and lived here all my life.
I am in my 4th year of university and graduating in December 2016.
I was on an international exchange from January to June 2015.
I chose Europe for my exchange trip as I’ve never been to there and Europe is such a big continent that I want to devote 6 months to getting to know Europe better.
I picked Rouen, France as my exchange destination,
and studied in Neoma Business School.
I fully funded for my exchange trip. My budget was slightly more than $10k, though I was fortunate, by a really, really, fine stroke of luck, to be awarded a scholarship that funds half of this budget. Here’s how I funded for my entire exchange.
I am gratified on so many levels.
I am thankful for the blessing of my parents, even though they never had this chance in their entire life.
I am thankful for the scholarship that was awarded to me out of the blue on one fine school day in Neoma.
I am thankful that my Malaysia Airlines plane landed safely in Paris on 31 Dec 2014.
I am thankful to be able to celebrate countdown not only in Paris, but with a bunch of local French!