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January 11, 2007

A Stressful 30 Hours

Yesterday, as International Relations class ended, everyone walked out handing the professor a piece of writing. I was somewhat surprised, and asked the guy next to me if that was still the first essay we were meant to do. “No”, he simply answered, “this is the second.”

Still the coin did not really drop. I went to the professor and kind of stupidly asked again. The deadline turned out to be here and now, and the assignment six pages long, and a commentary upon two texts that I had never seen nor heard of. The professor was just as taken aback as me.

And so was my fellow Erasmus classmate Kristoffer, a cool Norwegian guy who, however, does not attend class all too regularly. As I was already in the library, reading as fast as I could while trying to stay positive, he entered. Not to say that I was too stressed out, though. It’s just one of these surreal situations you get into when studying abroad and entering a system full of new idiosyncracies, or let’s be more correct, differences.

Well, and here I am, 30 hours later, I actually wrote the six pages. Never wrote an essay in Spanish this fast, in fact, hardly ever even in English. I won’t claim it’s a brilliant piece of writing, but at least it’s not more than a day late. And I can return to my former tranquil state.

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