January 8, 2007 12:53am CST
Will you advise students/your children to go abroad to study? Well, I just completed my A Level, and I am wondering if I should apply for a University overseas, maybe in Australia or UK? And this is like a major move if i were to do so. If you're currently studying abroad, your comments will be much appreciated too!
11 Jan 07
Well I personally feel that UK is very multi-cultural and people are very open. Specially universities as they get a lot of extra money from having foreign students. You may get an ocassion racist comment but that's from people who are just angry with life in general, I tend to ignore it and carry on living.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I would totally recommend it! Study abroad was one of the best experiences of my life. I went to Sevilla, Spain for 5 months during my junior year of college. I also went to Costa Rica for about 3 months after graduating from college. I was able to learn about another culture and myself. I learned a lot about myself while I was there. I became more independent, less shy, and less concerned about what others thought. I was there for me, no one else. I was there to have fun and improve my Spanish and I didn't want anything to get in my way. My friends and family could tell a difference when I got back. I was more confident. If I could have conversations, make travel arrangements, and talk to people I didn't know over the phone in Spanish, then of course I could do all of that with more ease in English. I really enjoyed learning about the culture as well. It makes you aware that there is so much else out there and so many other ways of doing things. I feel I really became an open-minded person. I also feel that this experience helped me in the work force. I am able to work well with people of different backgrounds and cultures and I am open to new experiences. I have seen that there is not just one right way to accomplish a task.