As a college student, it’s hard to stay informed on current health and wellness issues — whether they are issues of personal health and wellness or the wider issue of the health of our planet.
The word “away” is personal. I can feel “away” only a few miles from home, but also be “away” living in London, yet still feel at home. However, the farthest away I have ever gone, and the farthest away I have ever felt, was during my recent trip to Turkey.
I often feel I spend an inordinate amount of time strategizing how I can see as much of Europe as possible while abroad. However, as I was recently reminded, with this mindset it is sometimes easy to forget how many great places are only a short train or bus ride away from London.
Though it has been statistically proven that traveling and living in any foreign country — be it Sweden or somewhere in the middle of the Sahara — will raise confidence levels, global perspective and even self-esteem, all study abroad programs are not created equal.
Comfort is a surprisingly multi-faceted concept. We elect to put ourselves in new, unknown situations with the hopes of being able to acclimate and transition so that eventually they become comfortable and familiar. But, if you’re like me, as soon as you feel comfortable again you start looking for a new adventure.