I wasn’t sure if I’d get all the paperwork done in time, but I knew it wouldn’t hurt to go in as an observer and check out the course curriculum. If anything, 2013 would be like a trial run. Whatever bumps and bruises I experience this year, I'll get a second chance to do it again the following year.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the language school building was much cleaner than the anthropology building I’d visited a few days earlier.
I had to buy four books for the , which is a 6-week term that determines if the students are eligible for the career . Once students pass the , they can begin the first-year career term. If they fail, they essentially wash out and have two options. One is to either reapply next year, or they can try again as an independent student. total cost of the books was 125 pesos, which is about 25 U.S. dollars.
I was excited and nervous about taking my first steps toward a degree at the university, but the excitement quickly turned into disappointment and frustration.