I live in Michigan, USA.
I just graduated with BA in English.
I want to go to the University of Aberdeen in the fall (waiting for acceptance/rejection).
I discovered GM in The Eleventh Hour by Michael Phillips. The characters read and discuss him as 'The Scotsman'. Then my school offered a class called Christian Mythopoeic Writers that studied GM, Tolkien, Lewis and Charles Williams.
I have to say that that class put the last nail in the coffin. At Aberdeen (or whereever I'm accepted) I want to study Mythopoeic fantasy and become a writer.
If I go to Aberdeen, it will be the first time I've ever left the country (except for Canada, which doesn't count if you live in Michigan).