- Posted March 13, 2014 by
Loch Sheldrake, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama
Study Abroad Benefits
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer
I tell my 13 year-old son that he too should study abroad in college. The most valuable lesson I received from this experience is a new appreciation of the U.S. I tell my son that there is no better way to appreciate your home nation than to leave it. I returned home a different person with a new-found appreciation of America.
Although I enjoyed my time in Europe, I found that I really missed my homeland and all the privileges, luxuries and opportunities we enjoy here. Don't believe it? Try to live in another nation for 5 or 6 months and see if the experience changes your perception of the U.S. I bet it will....