“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett

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So, it has been almost three weeks and unfortunately the program has not contacted me. Even though great suggestions have been given to me, I have decided to change my topic to something completely different. My new set idea for the project is to focus on studying abroad and how it impacts a student’s college experience. I strongly believe that researching on study abroad will be beneficial for me, because it will give me a bigger perspective of what studying abroad has to offer for me as I seek to travel soon.

Just recently, I have been confirmed to study abroad in Beunos Aires, Argentine during winter break 2016. Although I will be sad about not spending winter break or new years ever with my family and friends, I will be abroad for three weeks earning credits for global perspectives, civic life and ethics themes, and historical perspectives core. I am pretty excited to study abroad. I have always been wanted to study abroad ever since I heard about such programs. I always looked into them and seek opportunities to apply to them; but now that I have been confirmed and am actually going, I honestly don’t know what to expect anymore. What I am most frighten of is the coursework load and how I am going to be able to pay off the tuition for this trip. However, understanding myself, I know I am capable of fighting my way through any challenges I face.

Here’s a simple motivational video to spark your desires to want to study abroad!

Through out this whole project I hope to find what kind of study abroad programs are available at our university, why students want to study abroad, how they choose their programs, and how it has impacted their college experience. I am excited to make this my final decision as I continue on with the study abroad process myself.