I boarded my 9hr Air Canada flight to London, England to spend 6 months in a
city I only dreamed of visiting, I might have answered this question
differently. While it still sounded promising, the idea of studying abroad
seemed terrifying and almost impossible for me to do! You have to understand; I
am someone who is more on the introvert side. I am not particularly involved in
school activities and have a small group of friends. Walking into a class where
I know no one was the most terrifying thing that could happen. Hence, studying
abroad half way across the Atlantic Ocean was a bit outside my comfort zone.
But once I did it, I would tell anyone to do it! Because if I can do it, you
can’t explain how much I gained from this experience, and how much I enjoyed
it. It not just the places that I got to visit, but it is the people that I met
and the moments and memories I made. It is cliché to say that it was the time
of my life, and I hated when people told me this because it seemed to me that
they were putting me under pressure. What if it wasn’t the time of my life? But
it is the only way that I can explain it; it is the only way that gets close to
describe what a great time I had!
abroad is all fun and games, but it is also something that you have to think
about carefully because it is a lot of responsibility. Financially, it is
something that you have to be well prepared for. Moreover, to me, it was the
first time that I was living alone, as I live with my parents here in
Vancouver. There are many aspects that I think I took for granted, and many do,
because of the excitement of going abroad, but if you are serious about it,
then certainly think about it and plan it out!
my answer to this question, is now, and will always be from now on, to do it!
Go study abroad, and you will not regret it!