I don't know Jena, I feel for you! College shouldn't be about working your butt off and studying on top of it you know?? Can you maybe take a loan out this spring to use towards your trip to europe or postpone it till when you graduate?? I'm just going to be honest with you here on my feelings. No offense intended, but i'm a very cheap person and i think your school is too expensive i don't care how good of a school it is. There are a lot of universititys that are public that are good schools. And with your grades you probably could get some good scholarships and financial aid as well. I know that this is probably a little too late in the ball game to say though. And the truth is i have been out of college for a while so what i know is from quite a few years ago.
And i know this year you are developing good friendships and fitting in more now and having less problems than last year. That's my honest opinion though. My sister and brother both had a lot of college loans and it took them FOREVER to pay them off. My sister is still paying actually and it's not a small amount, it's a decent chunk of change. And the thing is you can't go bankrupt with college loans you have to pay them off unlike credit cards.
But i know you know all this. And you probably had your heart set on going to this school and everything.
I just feel bad that your struggling so much.
And i do have to admit spending time this summer in europe sounds like a blast!!! I wish a lot that i had done that when i was in school!! Are you still thinking of going abroad for a year?? Maybe instead of saving up for the summer and going abroad you should just wait and go abroad while going to school for a year in england or whereever. I know it would disappoiting to not go this summer but you could probably start in the fall anyways abroad. I know you mentioned it but i don't know whatever came of that.
I'm sure you have your reasons for wanting to go there. I don't mean to be negative about it. I know it's a good school and it's your life so if they have a great program in animation and you want to be there and that is your dream than i say go for it!!!
The good news is were getting closer to the end of the school year so it's just for this semester that you will have a hard time hopefully while saving for your trip.