Studying abroad is a great opportunity that you might never see again after you graduate from college, yet, unfortunately, many students fail to take advantage of the opportunity. There are a number of excuses for not studying abroad, but most of them are simply not valid.
For example, many students are scared that they’ll become homesick, but the simple fact is that homesickness is an inevitable part of the experience. Everybody gets homesick, but you can’t let it deter you from studying abroad. As long as you keep busy, you won’t have time to be homesick. Plus, with social networking tools like Facebook and Skype, keeping up with your loved ones’ lives has never been easier.
Also, many countries offered prepaid phones that are very affordable, so you can text and converse with your family and friends as often as you’d like. Just remember that when you return from your semester abroad, it will seem as if no time has passed at all. Months later, you’ll probably wish you’d stayed abroad even longer.