- Posted March 17, 2014 by
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Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama
Encouraging the inner-city youth.
Last week I had the task of presenting American holidays and cuisine to Italian middle school students. This was my best experience yet.
I must stress to the next or current generation that studying abroad has the ability to positively change one's life. The lessons are not limited to the classroom.
The world is spacious therefore I decided to explore and experience a new land, people, and food. This semester has been the best time of life.
I feel that I can reach a large number of young adults that are living in the inner-city and inform them of my semester abroad. I believe that since I was raised in the same environment as they are and have made the appropriate changes better my situation. I would think that I'd be sign of hope and that their location in which they reside in should not deter them from being successful. Studying abroad is a great investment, however a semester abroad is very costly. Informing the youth to save their money must be advised. I have a right to feel troubled by the 1% of American students that participated in a study abroad program last year I would love to contribute to raising the number of future students abroad.