LAST UPDATED: December 1st, 2018
Hi, I'm Ine! I'm a 21 year old girl from Norway. Bryne, to be specific.. It's a cute little city outside of Stavanger, with a population of approximately 15000 people. It's not huge, but I love it. I lived here for my entire childhood, until my family and I moved to Canada when I was 13 years old (2010). We started out in Woodbridge, ON, but moved to Burlington in 2012. My parents and brothers still live there, but I moved to Bolivia shortly after graduating high school in 2015.
Unfortunately, since illegal animal trafficking is a big problem in South America, I had quite a few babies to take care of throughout my 6 months at the centre. However, on the bright side, it was amazing to see them grow up and become independent, and become a part of the pack of adult monkeys that were already there.
When I was finished working in Bolivia, I went to Belize for 2 months, Costa Rica for 1 week (vacation), and Vancouver, Canada, for 1 month. I worked with manatees, monkeys, dogs, bears, and raccoons at different animal rescue centres until March, 2016.
One month later, I moved to Denmark to study veterinary nursing, at HANSENBERG. I didn't feel confident that I would be accepted to veterinary school, so I decided veterinary nursing would be a great way to get some experience, both practical and theoretical, until I felt confident enough to apply to the school in Budapest.
I ended up completing 2 years, out of the 3,5 year program, and I absolutely loved it. I gained a lot of experience, both theoretical and practical/clinical, I made great friends, and I was also forced out of my comfort zone several times, which I'm very happy about. I also bought my dog, Baltus, while in school, which probably would not have happened had I not moved to Denmark.
In November, 2017, I decided that I would finally apply to the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest. If the worst thing that could happen would be not getting accepted to school, then I really had nothing to lose. I would simply accept it and try again next year.
I started studying, and getting my application together. On March 2nd, 2018, I traveled to Oslo with my dad. We went shopping, ate sushi, and finished preparing for the test. The next day, March 3rd, was the day of the test. There was a lot of waiting, the test was hard, and the interview was scary, but it was actually less nerve wrecking than I had expected. The interview was definitely the scariest part, but I'll talk more about that another time...
The professor looked at me, when my interview was finished, and handed me a letter. The letter said
I hereby notify you that you have been admitted to the English-language program of the 2018/19 Academic Year to the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest.",
along with payment information and my student number.
Now I can finally relax! ...and CELEBRATE!
So there you have it; everything that has brought me here. I'm super excited to be starting this journey, and I'm also excited about being able to share it all through this website!
See you soon,
Who am I?
Hi, I'm Ine! I'm 22 years old, from Norway, and I currently live in Budapest, Hungary, with my dogs, Baltus and Phoebe. I've wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as I can remember, and I'm currently a 1st year vet student at UNIVET. I'll mainly be writing about my experience as a veterinary student in Budapest, but also about my day to day life and my experience of life in Budapest.