As little girls are bound to do, I had many dreams when I was younger. One day I would dream about roaming old castles. Tomorrow I would be thinking about big libraries and the smell of hardcover books. The day after – about traveling in all its forms.
Growing up, I read His Dark Materials and craved to explore Oxford with Lyra. I read Harry Potter and longed for an acceptance letter of my own (which I actually received for my last birthday because I have the best friends ever!). Then, much later on, I read economics books at my university and wished I was walking the same halls as their authors.
Somehow, the background setting to most of my dreams was England. And in just a few days, I will be making that dream a reality.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to young professionals with strong academic backgrounds that demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to the betterment of their communities. It’s a unique opportunity to study any course at any of the UK’s world-class universities and become a part of a global network of over 48,000 alumni. Full Chevening Scholarship covers all tuition fees and provides a monthly allowance for accommodation and living expenses.
After an almost year-long selection process, I am incredibly honored and excited to be among 10 amazing young women chosen as Montenegrin Chevening Scholars for the year 2017/2018! I get all giddy just writing this. *dances at her seat*
For the next year, I will be attending a full-time taught masters program – MSc Psychology of Economic Life at London School of Economics and Political Science. I have always found the intricacies of human behaviour and how they translate to business fascinating, which is why I consider this opportunity to learn more about behavioural economics so valuable. And judging for the regular newsletters from my department and Univesity, this academic experience will be unlike anything I have experienced so far! *here comes another dance*
I can’t wait for this journey to start! I am beyond excited to see London, officially register for the classes, and meet all the incredible people that will be sharing this experience with me. 🙂
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