Adrianna Smith of Georgetown University, who spent six months in Spain studying abroad, explains in her article for The Washington Post that she faced her fears while she was in Spain. She stepped outside of her comfort zone to immerse herself in the culture. What impacted her the most was her interaction with the natives of the country.
The time she spent there was a huge culture shock given she was still in the Western world, but she did have to become accustomed to the small details of daily activities. “Everybody’s study abroadexperience is intensely personal,” says Smith. The trip started as just an escape from her normal run of the mill life, but it ended up being an experience that deeply changed her life.
Smith, Adrianna. “Studying Abroad: Life Is the Key Lesson.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 08 Aug. 2014. Web. 05 Nov. 2014. Read the whole article here »