Many people say studying abroad was one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. However, when you ask, “why?”, the answer isn’t about the traditional way we think about studying. People talk about what they experienced, new activities they tried, and landscapes they saw for the very first time.
While abroad, studying takes other forms, like picturing gladiators battling lions in Rome, or taste testing snails in the streets of Morocco, or getting yelled at in another language and trying to figure out what’s going on.
The hands on experience is much more meaningful than spending those extra three hours on that assignment. It’s okay to speed through it. In fact, I advise it. Most of my mistakes focus much less on school, and more on how to make your time abroad as valuable as possible.
Studying abroad is about embracing the country’s culture and lifestyle; meeting locals, visiting…
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