During my Bachelor’s program, I had a chance to spend a semester abroad, and it turned out to be one of the best things which have ever happened to me: I was so inspired with this experience that I started to look for something alike. That is how I found out about MEGA, and now I am experiencing something beyond the usual spectrum once again. Living abroad (even if it’s just for a month) requires a lot of mindfulness of the ordinary daily routine. You have to act like locals, although sometimes it’s not that easy to see the difference. Quite often, this difference doesn’t even exist, but you still have to keep your eyes open if you want to be able to realise it by yourself. However, this 24/7 desire to understand everything around you better is an excellent journalistic skill which will definitely help me in the future.
By visiting editorial offices and talking with American journalists, I truly realised that, in this profession, you have to stay a better version of yourself because of the responsibility which sometimes goes beyond your articles or video-reports. At the same time, I also had an insight into understanding that sometimes journalism is not about «do your best», but about «do your best by the deadline».
Moreover, for the first time in my life, I caught myself thinking about doing a PhD someday in the future – all due to an awesome lecture which we attended at the University of Massachusetts.
Clearly, MEGA helped me a lot with developing my professional skills and even provided me with some brand new visions of my career path.