Personal Growth while studying
Spending 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 emotions.
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 facing the world as a student,
as a professional, as a traveler, and in countless other circumstances.
Life Long Friends
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