Since I'm now fully adjusted to college, I'm starting to look at more things I could possibly do to make my college years the most enjoyable ever. One option is potentially doing studying abroad for the year or during the summer.
The "study abroad option" I looked at recently was the Oxford Summer Seminar my university sponsors every single year (and has done so for almost half a century!). As the name implies, the study abroad is held in Oxford University in the U.K. during the summer months, and it includes not only classes, but also a variety of field trips during weekends that takes students to places in England as well as day trips to France (I believe). I took a huge look at this, and not only did it had interesting classes I may want to immerse myself in, but the field trips also sounded interesting and lots of fun!
However, since studying abroad takes a lot of planning and also needs your parents' blessings to go through (think costs), I talked it with my parents about possibly doing this sometime in the future. My dad told me - after reviewing everything I provided him, of course - that it was too costly, waste of time, and simply not worth it
(If you wanted to stretch that statement and exaggerate it (lol), you can say that my dad's telling me to **** it with studying abroad because its "useless", "waste of money and time", and "doesn't help with your resume". While there are a number of things wrong with my dad's argument overall - even without me stretching it - its not the time to pick apart that statement, lol).
Anyways, the big question is: Is study abroad worth it? For those that have done studying abroad for the semester/year or during the summer in college - in general - how was it? Was it worth it? Would you do it again if given the opportunity?