How has the study abroad experience changed you?
I think this study abroad experience has redefined a lot of things for me, especially the meaning of success. Before studying abroad, I would equate being successful to being financially wealthy. I used to believe that if I made lots of money in my career that I would be happy.
However, after studying abroad, I realized that I do not need a lot of money to be successful. Success can mean being rich in friendships, travels, or new experiences. These things bring me much more happiness than money could ever do.
I think the European lifestyle embodies this. In America, I see people living to work, but in Europe, I noticed that people work to live. I want to adopt more of the working-to-live mentality in my life and become even richer in my relationships with people and my travels.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering study abroad/away at Miami University?
Just do it! It may seem frightening and out of your comfort zone, but I promise you will not regret it. You will make amazing friends, travel to cool places, try new foods, and experience a whole different world! Studying abroad has been THE best experience of my life and I encourage everyone to do it!
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- international students;
- studying abroad/away (current or past);
- interning abroad/away (current or past);
- working in an international company or organization.
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