||Foundation for International Education (FIE) - London
||Broadfield Social Studies
I can't pick just one - meeting celebrities at the BRITs red carpet,
sitting in the third row at a concert at the O2 Arena, visiting the free
museums, and breakfasts at my favorite cafe were all some of the best
parts of my time in London.
Benefits of Studying Abroad:
Studying abroad helped me learn more about who I am and what I want out
of life. It forced me to grow up and become independent in a way my
semesters at St. Norbert hadn't. Living in the most diverse city in the
world made me more culturally aware and expanded my horizons.
Professionally, I feel as if my newly acquired people skills, as well as
my newfound ability to adapt and make the best of tough situations,
will help me in the classroom as a teacher.
Advice & Tips:
Just do it and don't think twice. Whatever you think is standing in the
way of you studying abroad, I promise there is a solution. Don't
automatically think you aren't the right "fit" to study abroad - as an
introvert and a homebody, I never thought in a million years I'd be the
type of person to go, but I did and it was the best decision of my life.
Also, do your research to find the right program - I changed my
destination two times before I found the right fit. And most
importantly, if you do go, try really hard to savor each and every day,
even if you're not doing anything "exciting" and just walking around the
city. The time goes by faster than you'd think!