Learn about how a Verto semester will impact your future with Spring 2022 student Talaith Campbell.
***This is an example of a student’s experience from Spring 2022. Specific programming and activities are subject to change semester by semester.
I know we’re all supposed to live in the present. Focus on experiences rather than plans etc. etc. But when choosing to go on a Verto semester (or year), we simply can’t neglect the future. How does a Verto semester impact your future? What are you doing after Verto? And how can you help yourself get there now? These are the questions you need to ask yourself. Luckily, I’m here to help.
How Does Verto Impact Your Future?
Verto is a valuable experience for many reasons. On top of academic growth, which we will touch on later, the personal growth you will experience in the semester is immeasurable. If you’re like most college freshmen, you will have never lived outside of your parents house before. Moving out alone can be daunting, let alone to a different country and part of the world. Don’t be too scared though. Verto has support systems (like your SLC) in place to ease you through the process. In no time, you’ll be functioning like normal… just in a different part of the world. With that comes growth. That growth doesn’t just go away once you leave your year with Verto. You will take the life skills you’ve learned with you not just to your chosen university, but for the rest of your life.
What are you doing after Verto?
With all the excitement of moving abroad, you might have forgotten to really think about your plans after your time with Verto is over. With Verto’s expansive network of partner schools, you have a lot of options. Plus, you’re not just limited to partner schools. You can actually apply to as many schools as you like. Once you get acceptance to a non-partner school, Verto will help you get in contact with credit transfer specialists at each school to see if Verto credit can be carried over. If you have a specific school in mind, definitely don’t give up hope if they’re not a partner.
What to do now?
So, the ever looming question, how do you make sure you’re on track? As for those life lessons, they’ll come with time and not much effort. Stay mindful, don’t slack off on taking care of yourself and most importantly, take things as they come and let yourself learn those important lessons. For post-semester plans, make a schedule for yourself. Plan out where you’re going to apply, write down deadlines, stay in contact with your college counselor at your high school and at Verto. Once you’re on semester, keep up with your coursework, build a rapport with professors and…… stay present!
Students on semester put their cooking skills to the test!