By Shawn Perry
Committing to anything for 4 years seems very overwhelming but it also seems very different now compared to when I was a senior in high school. An abroad opportunity is a way to experience your college but also seemingly break the commitment. On top of that an ‘abroad’ in the continental United States is a stretch for abroad anyway. In that sense it’s a perfect experience to bring a complete change of environment without the full culture shock of a new country.
Having spent a semester abroad already, this was a new experience but also something that wasn’t completely foreign to me. The semester can’t be summed up in a paragraph at all but it can be said that it provided perspective as well as answered questions I was curious about in the future. I can say I know certain things better than I knew before hand which is the goal of any semester or period of time, abroad or at home.