Studying abroad should be at the top of your college bucket list. After all, there's only so much you can learn in a classroom setting. Nothing beats learning about a different culture than jetting off to a different country and experiencing it for yourself. You can read about a monument all you want, but it will resonate so much more when you finally see it up close. Studying abroad will give you the opportunity to interact with a variety of cultures in an incredible way. There are certain things you learn studying abroad when you leave your college city or town for a bit.
My study abroad experience was the highlight of my entire college career. I quickly realized that learning in a classroom environment could never compare to hands-on experience in the real world. I gained a new perspective on myself, others, and this beautiful world around me. I had a unique opportunity to interact with people I would have never otherwise met, and for that, I am forever grateful. I also realized that the world isn't as big and intimidating as it seems. If there's one piece of advice I'd give to an incoming freshman, it would be to make studying abroad a priority.