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Discussion in 'Quackenbush's' started by jameson_bond, Nov 21, 2008.
Wondering where you went and what your experiences were.
Went for eight months and should have gone for a year. Life changing and an absolute must if presented with the opportunity.
Yes, Beijing for 6 months. Should've stayed for a year. Liked it so much that I moved back to China 3 years later. I live in Nanjing now.
There is no substitute for experiencing a foreign culture firsthand. I would recommend it to everyone who has the chance.
6 months should have gone for a year
you see a trend here?
do it. now.
Barcelona for a summer. I would've gone for a semester had my course load not precluded it. Do it.
Went to Wuerzburg, Germany for a summer, it was awesome. Spent the last year living in Thailand teaching, best year of my life.
Go. If you're worried about graduating on time, find a program that lets you take courses you need, but go.
I didn't, but had tons of friends in Paris. Others did cities in Spain.
And I seem to meet about 10 to 30 people every semester down her in Buenos Aires doing a semester abroad.
Was hanging out with three Oxford students today/night (at the British Embassy's Christmas bbq, fair, & caroling day). They are study romance languages (nearly all Spanish & French) and are required to just get the hell out of town for a year. They don't have to take classes, they are just required to live in countries that's languages correspond to their studies.
biggest regret in college was not going abroad for a semester+. DO IT! i know it may seem daunting to be gone from 'all' you know, but dont pass the chance up.
I spent six months in Paris and it was a life changing event. It was great for me to get out of the college bubble and experience different cultures and life in the real world. I lived with a French family, and IMO, that was even better than living in an apartment or with friends because you are able to be immersed in the culture.
I also would have done it for a year...
I studied a broad one semester, Betty.
San Jose, Costa Rica...Summer 1996. I was the first group from UT to attend this program. I had a bad *** time and learned a little spanish while I was at it.
Stay a year.
Oxford, England for a summer session that wasn't even related to my major (was Geography, I was in Acct and didnt' have any electives left). As others have said, life changing experience. Do it, no matter where it is.
did you do it w/ Davies? if so, i cant even imagine how much of a blast that was.
Not quite the same thing, but my company transferred me overseas back in 2002. I have lived in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Qatar. Absolutely the best decision of my life!.
Finland for a semester of arctic cold. Awesome. Got to backpack across europe before I left for the summer, totally cliche and totally awesome.
Another Wuerzburg alum here. Best summer of my life. If I had known how awesome it was going to be, I would have done a full year.
Almost decided to stay and graduate from that particular school, but my little bro wanted me home and his word ruled.
Taipei (Taiwan) American School - two years.
Instituto Technologico (Monterrey, Mexico) - one year and 5 summers.
Did 9 years hard time in various domestic Catholic schools (elementary, hs, college), if that counts.
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Thanks to everyone for your feedback!
I just yearned yesterday that my company is transferring me to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I am stoked!
Not doing a semester abroad is my biggest academic regret. I took 2 separate one month trips to Europe and had a blast.
I did a summer in Guanajuato, MEX. Great experience. I wish I would have done a full semester ir two in France also.
I never did, and I regret it to this day.