525000 Moments so Dear

Andrea Kecic

August to August, Fall to Spring to Summer, "525,000 moments so dear 525,600 minutes…” How do you indeed measure a year?

My life isn’t a musical, but if the song tells me to measure it in love, well, I’m not sure there is a number, or even a word to describe the year I have had studying abroad in Rochester. In such a short period of time, I have travelled across upstate New York and East Coast, I joined a varsity sport, tried so many new thing and met so many amazing people that made Rochester feel like a home away from home: my roommates, my teammates and coaches, my professors and colleagues - all the people that I am proud to call - my friends.

For all of you thinking about going abroad I have just one advice: stop thinking and just go. Get out of your comfort zone, surround yourself with something new and unknown and trust me, at the end of it all you will have another place on this planet you can call home, another family besides the one you already have and so many amazing memories that when they ask you "How was it?” you won’t even know where to begin.

Andrea Kecić was a Hospitality and Tourism Management student at RIT Croatia, and she did RIT Global Scholars program in Rochester campus in the 2017/2018 full academic year.

Andrea Kecić
525000 Moments so Dear