Being an exchange student has taught me how to live and take care of myself. It has also changed the way I make decisions. Some people may think that being an exchange student is like going on vacation but there is so much to be learned from the people around you.
Interacting with your host family and the new friends you make abroad all leads to great life experiences for you. One other thing that I gained from being an exchange student is I learned the meaning of “give.” My host family made me feel like part of the family. They never complained and always shared everything with me even though they didn’t have to give me so much. This is why I tried to repay them by helping them with whatever I could so that I could “give” back to them as well. I think becoming an exchange student is very worthwhile for everyone.