4 Profound Lessons I Learned Studying Abroad at a Japanese International School

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Before I studied abroad at a college near Tokyo at age 20, I’d never left the United States. Hell, I had barely left Florida.

And despite having studied Japanese for seven years, as a sheltered suburban kid, I had truly no idea what to expect from this enormous leap of faith. I come from a small town near Tampa. Historically…