This post, logically, would have been one of the first for me to put up, but better late than never, right? Starting with the basics, my name is Katherine Voss, and I hail from Flower Mound, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas centered around a somewhat disappointing mound that, more often than not, is covered in nothing but weeds. I love to travel (shocking, I know), try out exotic cuisines with my friends, read wonderful books, have dance parties to pop music I’m only slightly ashamed to enjoy (One Direction, I’m looking at you), color (you’re never too old), watch British television, drink tea, and just spend time with the people I love. My current major is international business, though I’m toying with the idea of going pre-med. Or possibly staying five years and doing both. The fact that OU is brimming with various directions I could go in is both thrilling and terrifying to me, and I’m hoping to, sooner than later, pick one. Still, I’m enjoying sampling my various options; not knowing truly isn’t such a bad thing. Still, things like the Global Engagement Fellowship are helping to hone my vision for my future. I applied because everything about it seemed wonderful- scholarship to study abroad, being “forced” to go abroad at least twice (tragic, I know), and being led to get involved with different international groups on camps. And I was encouraged to start this lovely blog! All of this fed directly into my love of travel and all things international, and I knew that it was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass up. So, through my two study abroad trips as well as the activities I partake in thanks to this fellowship, I hope to inch ever closer to finding out what it is that I want to do with my life! Don’t worry- I’ll keep you posted.
Hello! And welcome to your glorious peek into my mind (ha). I’m creating this blog as a project for my Global Fellowship at OU, but I feel like it’s been a long time coming- I love the idea of blogging and sharing my thoughts, and international issues are one of my favorite things to discuss. You’ll be seeing reflections I’ve written for my Becoming Globally Engaged class, reviews of different international events I’ve attended, and reports on anything else that strikes me as interesting and is even somewhat related to the international community. I have high hopes for this blog, and I hope you enjoy it!