I believe that while studying abroad, there are three things that can make or break an experience. They are being willing to meet and interact with new people, embracing change (to schedules, to planned trips, and to everyday life), as well as learning to expect the unexpected. As I explain further in my video reflection, once you learn to do these things, or, at least attempt to do these things– your study abroad experience will be transformed in ways you couldn't even believe. I know it was for me and that I'll take these three with me as I continue to travel and learn about the world around me. They're hard to do at first but, once you start, it's even harder to stop.
Amanda Palomino is the Spring 2015 CEA MOJO in Prague, Czech Republic. She is currently a junior at Hofstra University.
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