|The sun rising over the Mediterranean on the French Riviera.|
I was nervous for my four months abroad, but I knew I was right where I wanted to be. Everything in southern France is more beautiful than imaginable. Soon, I started to fall in love - with the architecture, the Mediterranean, the people, the food, the art and the culture.
|Local artist at a market in Antibes, France.|
|Don't forget to take pictures with your new friends abroad!|
I learned that there is so much more to living than the every day grind life. Studying abroad truly taught me how to stop and smell the roses.
|The Mediterranean Sea with a view of the French Alps.|
|There is fresh food everywhere in France!|
My advice? This is the experience that you're going to tell your grandchildren about - and you better be sure to live it up as much as you can. Wake up early for the sunrise. Take an overnight train. Book that last minute flight to a new country. Make friends in a different culture and learn a new language. And of course, don't forget to watch a sunset a time or two and become humbled by the beauty of the new world you're living in.
|A gorgeous sunset in Saint Paul-de-Vence, France|
Sam Y. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in the French Riviera, France. She is currently a Junior studying Mass Communications & Marketing at Towson University.
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