It allows you to experience a different culture and learn a new language.
When living in a foreign and new country, you have to adapt to the culture and language of the people that live in that country. At first it can be a bit of a culture shock and hard to adjust to, but once you get used to it, it is so amazing to experience life in such a new way. When I studied abroad, I got the opportunity to take a class on the language of the country and was able to learn a lot about their culture. Living in a different culture has so many amazing benefits, one which includes all of the new food. Overall, living in a foreign country taught me lots of life skills and made me more aware of the world around me and the world outside of the U.S. Experiencing a new culture was so much fun and has made me want to continue to travel the world and experience even more cultures.
You will make new friendships that will last a lifetime.
Studying abroad allows you to make friendships that you would not make anywhere else. Since you are abroad for such a short amount of time, you get close to people faster than you would have ever imagined. You are all experiencing new things for the first time and are dealing with the culture shock, which makes you become close friends so fast. Once abroad is over, the friends you made will be people that you could never imagine life without and the people that will be your friends for many more years to come. From personal experience, I met some of the best people during my study abroad and they are the people that will be my friends forever!