Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Less than two months until Roma...

I have officially scheduled my classes for Rome!! AND got my visa!!

Everything is falling into place…finally. The past couple days have been pretty terrible. Scheduling classes is always the worst, but somehow scheduling for study abroad is even worse. I was supposed to be able to register for classes last night but the site went down and I couldn't call the school to see what was going on because it was an Italian phone number and didn't want to be charged. So, today I woke up with an email telling me to schedule today at a TBA time. Naturally I checked my email every five seconds and got myself all worked up. Finally around 15:00 (3pm) I got an email saying I could schedule at 18:00 (6pm). Then, right after that I got an email saying people had started scheduling. After many frustrating attempts, I gave up and emailed my program provider. They told me that it was a glitch in the system and that people shouldn't be able to schedule until 18:00. Finally, many hours later, I went to make my schedule online only to find that one of the classes I wanted to take was full. I went to plan B and used my backup schedule and thankfully got all of my classes!

 So, moral of the story is to be prepared to be frustrated while scheduling but it will all turn out okay in the end :)