Erika’s study abroad journey involved some dramatic changes both for her hair and her confidence. Whoever said neon was out of style?
Host families are an integral part of the study abroad experience – so if your first family isn’t a good fit, don’t be afraid to talk to your program coordinator about switching. It could change everything!
“Traveling can sometime feel like you’re just an observer. To be honest, when you’re in one place for a week, maybe two, maybe less, you are. Studying abroad, and even more studying abroad for a year, helped me break that barrier.”
“These histories gave me a whole new perspective about Argentina and I realized that I could actually feel that part of me is with this country.” Shunichi finds a way to connect with Argentina through his Japanese nationality.
“Showing my friends and family thousands of pictures of South America may have made my study abroad seem like an extended vacation, but of course it wasn’t. The so-called “lows” were the times I grew the most, the non-glamorous but very formative times.”
When I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina the spring semester of my junior year of college, I knew I wanted to continue dancing in the land of tango and home of famous ballerinas, Paloma Herrera and Marianela Núñez…