Get Empowered: Is Studying Abroad in Your Future?

Spring semester has finally started for me. As nice as my winter break was, it was a little too long for my liking. It’s been pretty hard to get back into the swing of things after spending the past few weeks lounging around. The fact that most of my friends are studying abroad this semester is not helping.

The majority of my friends from back home spent the first half of their winter break preparing to study in places like Venice, Seville and Barcelona. At first, I was really excited for them. After all, I had made the decision not to study abroad. But, after a few days of listening to their travel plans, I got slightly jealous.

Now, when I talk with them online, going to school in the states is not as appealing as it once was. I am realizing that maybe I was too hasty in my decision. My main reasoning was that I had too much to lose if I went abroad. But I think the experience I would gain would be worth it.

So, I changed my mind and decided that I would look into going abroad in the fall. I could work all summer and save up spending money and spend my fall in London. It seemed like the ideal situation.

Until I realized that my school, like most schools, requires that you complete your last 30 credits through your own school. Looks like going abroad won’t happen for me.

But, if you’re a sophomore and you haven’t made up your mind yet, it could still happen for you. Most people that do study abroad do so in their junior year. So, now is the perfect time to start thinking about going abroad for the fall.

If you’re like me and realized that your time may have passed, there are always abroad opportunities during the summer. Before you know it, we will be entering the work force and there are always plenty of chances to travel.

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