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Monica, who is studying abroad in France, shares some
real-life advice about living abroad and the emotions that go along with it.
From the dangers of romanticizing study abroad and setting false expectations
to understanding and embracing the differences in a new culture; learn how to
prepare for the reality of transitioning into your new study abroad home.
about Monica’s rollercoaster of emotions while studying abroad in France
Happy. Sad. Excited. Homesick. Independent. Lonely. Studying abroad comes with a wide range of emotions. When you take that first step and sign up for a program, you are no doubt thrilled for the opportunity to live in another country. And you should be! A semester abroad will probably be one of the best experiences of your life. But on a smaller scale, each day will come with different emotions. For me, the study abroad experience was broken down into stages:
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Rachael has a B.S. in Geography from the University of Maryland and studied abroad in London during the Spring of 2009.
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