Being an exchange student has opened up new perspectives for me thanks to the new experiences and discoveries I’ve made on my very own. It’s helped me mature and learn how to take care of myself. I’ve come to realize how different it would be if I were doing all this when I am older.
Being abroad has taught me to stay focused and solve problems. This exchange program has safety procedures and I learned at camp how to cope with any situation. I learned who I should contact if I need help. I also made friends with other exchange students. I don’t regret studying abroad for 1 year. And I thank myself for taking the student exchange test. I also am grateful to my family and everyone else for their support. For me, my exchange year is my second life because now I have another family and another set of friends 12,042 km away. It is more than studying abroad for 10 months. After 10 months, this second life does not disappear. Instead it stays with you.