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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone who has gone on a year abroad could tell me if they thought it was worth it. I am looking at going to America or Australia so language is not an issue. However, my main worry is that if I go on a year abroad in my second year of uni I will lose all my friends I made in first year is this the case??
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Hi I'm am international student in America
I think it is worth it having moved from my home country. I get homesick sometimes and I miss my family but I found my university to be a very nice place..
However, I'm not on a year abroad, I'm doing my whole bachelors degree here..

You may lose touch with some of your friends just because of the distance, but since it is just for a year you guys can still be friends again, pick up where you left off..
But then again you can stay in touch a bit regularly and still be friends..
Also, you're going to a new place where you can make a few new connections and friends, so it might help in the end.. Also you may be going there to learn a lot of new stuff so it might be a 'worth it' move..
Hope it helps..
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(Original post by sam134205)
Hi I'm am international student in America
I think it is worth it having moved from my home country. I get homesick sometimes and I miss my family but I found my university to be a very nice place..
However, I'm not on a year abroad, I'm doing my whole bachelors degree here..

You may lose touch with some of your friends just because of the distance, but since it is just for a year you guys can still be friends again, pick up where you left off..
But then again you can stay in touch a bit regularly and still be friends..
Also, you're going to a new place where you can make a few new connections and friends, so it might help in the end.. Also you may be going there to learn a lot of new stuff so it might be a 'worth it' move..
Hope it helps..
Thanks so much for your reply and advice, it's good to hear from a student doing a similar thing.
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Thanks so much for your reply and advice, it's good to hear from a student doing a similar thing.
You're welcome.. I'm happy to have shared..
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I studied abroad in Asia in my second year. I wouldn't worry about friendships. At the end of the day, you're at uni for 3 years or so to make the most of it and to push yourself to develop academically and as a person, which studying abroad helps with. You're inevitably going to leave behind uni friends when you graduate so don't let that hold you back from studying overseas.

Having said that, friendships back home survived for me and I don't know anyone whose friendship group had moved on when they returned.
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(Original post by Patagonia)
I studied abroad in Asia in my second year. I wouldn't worry about friendships. At the end of the day, you're at uni for 3 years or so to make the most of it and to push yourself to develop academically and as a person, which studying abroad helps with. You're inevitably going to leave behind uni friends when you graduate so don't let that hold you back from studying overseas.

Having said that, friendships back home survived for me and I don't know anyone whose friendship group had moved on when they returned.
Thank you for the advice
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