Abroad Sound Off: Upperclassmen Confess What They Wish They Knew


For the Sophomore class, decisions about whether one will go abroad or not are approaching. Applications are due, conversations with parents and peers will inevitably happen, and some minor soul-searching will occur. We asked our upperclassmen writers give some advice to their past, sophomore selves. 

  • You’ll miss your friends who go abroad a different semester but that shouldn’t be a determining factor in when you want to go.
  • The best perspective I ever got before going abroad was: this is one of the only times in your life when you’ll have abundant time to do just about whatever you want in a completely new place. It made me more confident in deciding to take risks and learn.

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