A while ago, I was reading all the past testimonials about people and their experiences studying abroad and everyone would make the same cliché statement: "It was the best time of my life!" I didn't buy it... But here I am today making the same exact statement. How embarrassing.
This free-time was super important because it really put the learning in the hands of us, the students. In college, we're growing into adults, and traveling abroad really gave us a chance to practice being independent and explore the world for ourselves.
The study abroad program offered through Michigan State is phenomenal. We visited three Universities and I had the honor of presenting on a telecommunications topic to a class of Japanese college students.
For me, studying abroad was no exception and has certainly been one of the best decisions of my life. For the fall semester of 2012, I grasped the opportunity to study abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. This experience not only enhanced my academic pursuits, but it enhanced me on a personal level that I can honestly say has changed me forever.