Because you’re not visiting, you’re living
For several months, you’ll be living among locals, riding public transit, eating the national cuisines. The foreign becomes familiar and sooner or later, you’ve found yourself a second home.
Anyone can vacation in Madrid, but far less people get the opportunity to live there, and for good reason. Moving to another country is a lot of work. You need to find a job and a place to live, figure out your bills and complete pages on pages of paperwork before you even set foot on foreign soil. Yikes on bikes! With study abroad, you get to reap all the benefits of living in another country (including superficial bragging rights), via pre-designed programs based in a familiar academic structure. Figuring out how to study abroad is easy — the toughest part is choosing what to pack and what to leave behind.