My name is Julia and I chose to do my fourth semester in the social work program in the US. To study and live in another country has always been my dream, and when I found out Jönköping University had an exchange program, I got excited.
To experience the college life that the US has, has also been a big dream of mine, so I applied for the school in Tallahassee, Florida, called Florida State University. That may be one of the biggest choices I have ever made in my life, and also, one of the very best choices I've made.
I arrived in Tallahassee on January 2nd, 2018, because I wanted to arrive a couple of days before my classes started, which was on January 9th. Before we began our classes, all international students had a meeting where we got information about the school, was toured through the college, and we also got the chance to know each other. Later on, I got invited to the College of Social Work where I got to know a couple of teachers and students who showed me around. I really liked how the school made me feel comfortable even though I hadn't even started my classes yet.
I took four classes during my semester in Florida State University (FSU); (1) social work practice with individuals and families, (2)social work practice with communities and organizations, (3) family violence across the lifespan and (4), women's issues. I really enjoyed reading course number 3 and 4, these were my favorites because I got the chance to choose them by myself. But I was less interested in course number 1 and 2. But I learned a lot throughout the semester and the content was good, even though it didn't fall into my interest.