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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a driven student, in possession of a wonderful opportunity, will embark on a glorious adventure (thank you, Miss Austen, for the help). My name is Stephanie Weaver and I am a junior studying English Literature at the Mount. Ever since I was a young girl, I have always wanted to study in England. I must admit, I waited at the mailbox on my eleventh birthday hoping that my letter from Hogwarts would arrive just like Mr. Potter’s did. Thanks to all the support that I have received from the Mount, my dream of studying in England is becoming a reality. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to study abroad in the United Kingdom.
Not only has studying abroad been a dream of mine since childhood, but there are many benefits to participating in a program of this magnitude. Primarily, studying abroad is a stepping stone toward achieving my goal of receiving my doctorate degree in English Literature. Through studying in England, I will have the opportunity to form contacts with individuals who can assist me with my application for the Fulbright Scholar Program. I will be able to learn about a culture that is surprisingly different from the life I live in the States.