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…
“Wander with purpose. Seek a destination outside your comfort zone. Seek to get lost, and then to belong. Wander and you will see it. Go see it all.” Some powerful words of wisdom from a student who really made the most of her semester abroad.