Now that I have spent over a month acclimating to life in London, I’ve come to a seemingly obvious conclusion: everyone studies abroad for different reasons. Whether you went abroad or are planning to do so because you want to immerse yourself in a new culture, take classes that will not harm your GPA or be legal to drink a few months to a year early, everyone has their reasons. However, here are some of the reasons why I think studying abroad is an incredible opportunity.
1. Traveling – Although you do not want to spend more time traveling than you spend in the actual place that you are studying, being abroad is a great opportunity to see places that you otherwise would not have easy access to. For me, my program CIEE has study tours designed to bring us to different countries free of charge, excluding most meals. Throughout my semester here, we are able to visit Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh, and it would be ridiculous not to take advantage of the opportunity. I have already visited Cardiff and it was such a beautiful city with an incredibly rich history. Additionally, it is generally easy to get places, especially if you are in Europe, where most times you can hop on a train or a bus and avoid outrageous airfare.
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