Comments: Students -- see the world and keep your head on straight

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While the sentiments expresed here are very nice, they are also a teeny bit elitest. I went to college right out of HS and went back in my 30's, and neither time did I have the money to travel to another country. I spent my time, as I would think many of us do, working a part-time job and living in a cheap place so I would have enough money to exist on my pay, grants and loans.

I DO suggest seeing the U.S. as early as possible. I've lived and travelled all over it, and yes, there is a difference in provinciality between those who marry and settle down in their small town right after HS and those who move around a bit.

Posted by adam at February 27, 2011 07:24 PM

adam: Well, I was (and am) very far from well-off; the cost of the semester in Costa Rica wasn't any more than the cost of a regular semester at my college, sans air fare (and I imagine this is the case in many study-abroad opportunities). I'd recommend, if you're in college, certainly researching it.

Nevertheless, I am totally cognizant that not every college kid has the means to study abroad. I'm just saying that if you can do it, it will certainly open your eyes in many, many ways.

Posted by Hube at February 27, 2011 07:33 PM