I recently realized that I will have to apply for graduate school sometime this winter. The university I am attending right now does offer my field of study, but I want to look around and see if there is an adventure waiting for me somewhere else. So far, I’ve looked into Universities in the US (Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado), France (mainly Paris), New Zealand, Canada, and Great Britain.
There are pros and cons to each place. If I go overseas, I will have to start from scratch again. I have no inclinations towards giving up my hobo life and I am not sure how exactly that would work in another country. Also, I am not a city hobo, so cities such as Paris may not be for me anyway. I loved it while I was visiting, but I remember thinking that it is one giant tourist attraction.
If I stay in the U.S., I can pretty much keep living the way I am and yet enjoy a new adventure. I’ve heard that Wisconsin is pretty damn cold during the winter. It ranks one place above Colorado in coldness based on average temperatures. Can’t be that much colder, right? OK, I have no idea. Maybe I should find me a warmer place to live, but I am not sure if the south is for me either. I’ve been to Florida, Alabama, and Georgia and while I love the weather, I am not a fan of the crime rates down there.
I know there are free spirits all over the world; let me know what you think! Have you lived in any of these places? Have you studied there? How’s the hobo life there? Share your experience!