“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln
Admittedly, I was getting a little bit discouraged about the university in Salta sending my admission letter. But I succeeded anyway!
After sending in translated copies of my transcript, diploma, and birth certificate, the university decided to issue me a conditional acceptance letter, basically with the assumption that I will bring all of the documents with me apostilled by the state and country when I go to Argentina. FINALLY! It was such a relief knowing that I finally have admission to school in South America, after all of this craziness.
With the letter, I was able to complete all the requirements from Rotary’s end, which means they could issue me my first scholarship payment (one of two). What a relief looking at my bank account and seeing half of my scholarship award in there! I am so thankful and appreciative that this is finally coming together. I leave in 37 days and I couldn’t be more excited.
As a part of my Rotary requirements, I also gave my pre-departure speech to the Milwaukee Rotary Club last week Tuesday. I hadn’t been to a meeting since May 2011, but it was great to see some of the Rotarians again that helped choose me as their Ambassadorial Scholar. I’m working on getting pictures from Rotary from that meeting. I can’t wait to help represent District 6270 in Argentina.