a summer, semester of year abroad will affect you in many ways. Your experiences
as a traveler will add a new dimension to your personality in ways that you
could not have expected. Few people get to have the experience of being immersed
in a new culture, living its daily life and being a part of a native family,
their home life and customs.
You may find that after you return you have a stronger ability to come to
conclusions and that your ability to make decisions has increased significantly.
You may also find that you are better able to understand your weaknesses,
successes, and failures and that you know better your goals, values and
Your sense of self-reliance will increase as you have gained a new
independence and have come to be willing to accept responsibility for your own
actions. By going abroad you become an adventurer, a traveler, and explorer. You
learn by experience. Most of all you get the opportunity to understand a foreign
country and people of another culture in a way that is never possible as a
tourist. And what you learn will give you self-reliance when it is just you
facing the world as a student, as a professional, as a traveler, and in
countless other experiences.
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