(Closed) Spinoff- did you study abroad during your college or hs years

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 17
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I spent a semster abroad in France my junior year of college.  My only regret is not spending the entire year! It was by far the most valuable experience of my life. I’m now a French teacher and I try to impress upon my students that if they have the opportunity that they NEED to go!


Post # 18
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i’m doing it now! fi and i are in our second year of a two year law degree in england – love it! it’s been amazing – we travelled asia for almost six months prior and just decided to keep on going!

Post # 19
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

no, and I regret it! if you have the chance, seriously consider it. I’m jealous of every single friend of mine who did, especially the ones who came home fluent in another language. 

Post # 20
5187 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Nope. I didn’t even go to a different county!

Post # 21
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

i studied abroad in london for a semester and it was the best semester of college!!! i highly recommend it!

Post # 22
5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

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@sunflwr816:  At first I was leaning toward Paris. But me and my SO have talked about going to Europe in a couple of years. We both fly free and we can go to Europe whenever. I knew we would never be like “Hey let’s catch a flight to South Africa!” so here I am going to SA! One of my professors know teaches in Paris, and he makes me wish I had decided on that one!

Post # 23
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I studied abroad in Chile. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to study abroad, it was a dream of mine since I was little. I stayed with host families the 5 months I was there, which should have been great, but it really wasn’t and unfortunately, it’s a major regret of mine. You live and you learn!

Post # 24
313 posts
Helper bee

I spent a semester in Gaming, Austria. Best semester EVERRRRRR.

Post # 25
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I spent the second half of my Junior year in Brisbane!  It was pretty awesome, but I didn’t travel around as much as I should have.  My good friend lives there, so I chose that school so I could see her a lot!  That was the best.  

Post # 26
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@ksn1219:  I studied abroad in South Africa! Based in Pretoria. It was wonderful, and Stellenbosch is lovely!

I studied abroad four times in college: Mexico, Greece, Japan, and South Africa. I also did a research project in London at the British Library and backpacked Europe twice while in college.

I have maaajor wanderlust and am always working on my next big trip!

For funsies:

South Africa:


Post # 27
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant

In Australia for 6 months!  It was amazing!

Post # 28
10503 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I studied in Spain and lived with a host family for a summer in HS. It was an amazing experience!

Post # 29
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Ap2010:  I did a year in Scotland, a year in Spain and six months in England.

Thankfully my college was very travel friendly and they also allowed me to extend the small and summer breaks for additional extensive traveling. Every penny of my student loans are purely from my travels abroad.

Post # 30
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Spent a semester in Tokyo. Met my husband there, and moved after I graduated.

Post # 31
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

No. I spent some time volunteering in Thailand and Turkey, but didn’t study abroad – I regret not doing so. My programme didn’t really have a study abroa option, but I wish I had extended my degree.

I have spent over years living and working abroad though (summer in Germany + general backpacking in Europe/Asia/USA, 3 year living in Japan and travelling all over Asia, 6 weeks volunteering in the Philippines and the last 6 months in the US, where I am indefinately). I’m from New Zealand.

I think it’s one of the most awesome and valuable things you can do in college though. I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone!


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