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The most rewarding part of my international exchange experience was meeting people from around the world. I had the best roommates from India, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Vietnam, and Japan. I also made many friends from Europe. It was amazing to learn about the differences amongst our cultures.

I never thought I would fall in love with Seoul like I did, since South Korea was not even my first choice for going abroad. The amount of exposure to different cultures and people you have abroad is nothing that you can experience just in America as a typical student.

When I first arrived I was excited but apprehensive about my language abilities…I had to overcome my insecurities in order to succeed, make friends, and gain experiences. I think I have more confidence now because I was able to do everything in a different country and language.

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