Jason Boyd
 

 

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Studying Abroad

          Studying abroad is a wonderful experience for many people. However, I donít think I would benefit from a semester studying abroad for many reasons.  I believe the studying abroad program is for many people and they enjoy the program so much. Nevertheless, to me I believe the studying abroad program isnít worth all the trouble it creates. I believe the studying abroad program would not benefit me because of money, distance, and experience.

          First, a study abroad program would not benefit me because of money. The studying abroad program usually costs more than just a regular class tuition here at Dalton State College. By paying for this trip it could put a burden on my budget. Doing this would hurt me in many ways. It could hurt me because of bills, spending money, and souvenir. Therefore, I believe a regular classroom experience would benefit me the most because of money.

          Next, a study abroad program would not benefit me because of the distance. To me the distance would create man problems for me. The problems would not exist if I were in a regular classroom setting because I would be much more relaxed. The distance would make me sick and I would not really focus on my assignments. For example, all I would think about would be when I was going to get to go home. I would be focusing all my time on when the program would be over. By doing this nothing would have my complete attention. In a classroom setting I would feel more relaxed and comfortable, so I could then focus more on my studies and not the time. Therefore, I believe a regular classroom experience would benefit me the most because of the distance.

          Finally, a studying abroad program would not benefit me because of the experience. I believe this would keep me from learning the material which I may need. For example, I go on a studying abroad trip to Mexico. I know just a little Spanish, so when arriving there I would be afraid I would say something wrong. However, in a regular classroom I would be more active in the discussion because I would be in there with fellow classmates who would not make fun of me. They could be encouraging, helpful, and I would see they are like me. They would be struggling with it too. Therefore, a regular classroom experience would benefit me the most because of the experience.

          In conclusion, a regular classroom would benefit me more than a studying abroad program. The study abroad program works well with most people, but I donít believe it would be all that pleasant. Therefore, I believe the studying abroad program would not benefit me because of money, distance, and experience.

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