I believe by now my more astute readers (which I assume to be pretty much all of you) have figured out/heard from my own mouth that I have been accepted to grad school. Me = pumped.
I’ve been asked question after question about what this means, what the program is, etc, so I thought I would post some answers for you. Get excited.
Where: Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, The Bronx (yeah, I’m gonna take the 6 train just like J.Lo)
Program: International Political Economy and Development
Concentration: International Development Studies
Length of Program: 1.5 years
What it all means: Well, it means that I would get to take fun classes like “Gender and Economic Development,” learn how to speak a foreign language (I’m still debating between French and Spanish), and put it all to good use with an international non-profit agency (think Oxfam, CARE, or Amnesty International) once it’s all said and done. It’s pretty rad.
There’s one kink in this plan … I have no money to go. I didn’t get an assistantship and NY is an expensive place to live. Plus, this is a school that makes Baylor look cheap to the tune of $960 an hour.
However, there is some hope. Once it opens up, I’m going to apply for a Resident Director position which would cover tuition, room, board, and a stipend. Yeah, it would be amazing. And a good experience to top it all off.
A friend of mine told me that he believed if God has opened this door, then he believes the money will come from somewhere. My best friend said that she believes this is evidence of God’s sovreignty: we’re human, we don’t have all the answers, and we just have to learn that we’re not always in control.
I’m not going to lie, I have a hard time with both these statements … but I have to believe that they’re true. Because if not, beauty cannot be made from chaos, and that’s no way to live a life.