LAST UPDATED: October 23rd, 2019
Hi, I'm Ine! I'm a 22 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 now in 2nd year and I absolutely love it. It's tough and it's not for everyone, but I'm so happy to be where I am.
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 2nd 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.