Tips for Student Athletes Studying Abroad
One of my worries about going abroad was how I was going to continue athletics in another country. I play on the women’s lacrosse team at my home university. Because lacrosse is a spring sport, we have a set plan of workouts to complete throughout the fall semester. The workouts consist of lifts in the gym, conditioning, and practices three times a week. With all of the sightseeing and the excitement that comes with being in a different country, I was concerned about finding time to keep up with all of the workouts I would need to complete to be in shape for the spring lacrosse season back home. On top of worrying about gym time I also had to figure out how I was going to keep up my stick skills since I wouldn’t be practicing with my team. With some research into the athletics program at the University of Edinburgh, I was able to find a club lacrosse team I could sign up for. I had the amazing opportunity to play for the University of Edinburgh’s club lacrosse team. It is reassuring to be able to continue playing while studying abroad so that my skills don’t get rusty while I’m away.