• When life gives you lemons… When studying abroad you are constantly faced with situations that challenge your expectations and require you to quickly shift your approach. After a while you develop a unique flexibility to adapt and make the most out of unexpected events.
  • I say, you say! Even if you’ve haven’t mastered the language, communicating with others becomes much easier when you start learning how to read between the (cultural) lines. Even if you’re not able to decipher everything, by the end of your time abroad you will be able to effectively communicate to people despite language challenges.
  • Eureka! Balancing your personal budget, approaching your contact person with an issue  or planning a trip with your friends are common challenges that AFSers face. Fortunately, studying abroad also helps fine tune your critical thinking skills—so coming up with creative solutions to life’s annoying problems may become easier than you think.

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