If you have ever asked someone who studied abroad whether or not they thought that the experience was worth the time and money, I’ll bet that they would said, “Absolutely!” I’ve run across very few students who have returned from their study abroad program with any negative feelings (aside from how much they miss being abroad!).
Study abroad changes a student’s life in a way that he or she never even considered possible. Most students who study abroad with the intention of truly immersing themselves into a new culture will find that they grow academically, personally, and professionally throughout their experience.
Understandably, deciding to study abroad can seem like a huge, life-changing decision. And really, it is – studying abroad often forces you to leave your home, often for at least one semester, to travel somewhere new and unfamiliar.