Q: What's something you wish you'd known before going abroad?
A: I wish I wouldn’t have taken free healthcare for granted. For me, it was normal to go to the doctor for free and get the subscribed medication for free. In the first few months, I was constantly sick because of the AC. Of course, I didn’t go to the doctor right away because of a cough, but I wish I had. The antibiotics, the X-Ray and some other pills were only partly covered by the insurance and the procedure to get the refund lasted 6 months. I’ve never paid so much for (basic) healthcare in my life. If I would do it again, I would go to the doctor earlier.
Q: What's your favorite memory abroad?
A: One of my favorite memories has to be the roadtrip to Nashville in October 2016. The trip lasted less than 48 hours, but we managed to go out twice, see a Burlesque show, ride mechanical bulls, organize a fake bridal party to get free drinks, have brunch & donuts and tour the city. The best part was that most of us met for the first time only two months before. The memories will last a lifetime.
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