This trip continuously surprised me with not just the city’s beauty and culture, but with my growth as a student and a person. I did things like climb to the top of the Duomo of the main cathedral (fear of Heights and all) and I made lots of wonderful friends. I immersed myself into the culture of Florence and it was more than I could have imagined. It’s amazing what I discovered about myself when I was placed into a entirely new situation: new culture, new language, new adventures, new challenges.
This study abroad opportunity has impacted my decision of different places I would like to go study abroad and looking into Universities that have study abroad programs that interest me. It has also impacted my career path because now I am considering to work abroad in another country.
I would definitely encourage other students to study abroad because there is just no substitute for experience. Out of the many things you should do in college, studying abroad has to be one of them. You not only learn a lot about yourself but about others and the world around you. It gives you the opportunity to see things in a whole new perspective and with an open mind and open heart, it will, no doubt, change your life.
“I made the right decision choosing to study abroad in Costa Rica. The country is beautiful, and the people are nice. I was able to not just learn a new language, but I also got to meet new people, experience […]