You've already heard that studying and living abroad will be a life changing experience, but you haven't heard it from Virginia Hosono. This costume designer doubles as a study abroad adviser at the University of Louisville, and when she spent time studying abroad in Japan she learned some of the most valuable life lessons that we encourage you to learn first hand for yourselves! But, in the meantime, read up on Virginia's experiences and observations, and how she learned how to "fit in" abroad. There's a lot to learn, but the trick is, you've got to learn for yourself.

Here's the original article, Life Lessons by Katya Cengel of The Courier Journal.