I didn’t blow out birthday candles my 17th year on planet Earth hoping for a gap year. It snuck up on me.
Even though studying abroad can seem out of reach, giving yourself the chance to experience a new culture allows you to understand your own from an outside perspective, develop unforgettable friendships, and overcome apprehension toward financial constraints. I ultimately decided to go for it.
From pop culture to sports, I was able to connect with my peers while living abroad and share the voices of three new friends.