- Posted March 16, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama
China and Japan: Studying Abroad for Single Parents
As a woman with no children, who is attending college directly out of high school, these are questions I would not have thought about had they not been asked while I was working in our Intercultural Center. After I had studied abroad, I grew fond of traveling and there are many more countries and places that I wish to see.
I've visited cities and buildings of great historical significance, participated in cultural festivals, spoke with citizens in the native language and made many new friends abroad. It was an eye-opening experience that I wish for everyone to have. After hearing about the challenges posed for single parents to try and study abroad, I wished that there were ways that they could meet those challenges and encourage them to study abroad. Traveling is a valuable experience and what I learned about the people and the culture of the countries I studied in, are memories that will last me a lifetime.