Making the decision to study abroad was an easy one for me. I have always had an intense passion for travel and meeting new people. When I got there I didn't know a soul, but I kept an open mind and had the time of my life. I couldn't be happier with my experience there. I made a lot of new friends, saw many new places, and learned much more about myself. In fact, I loved it so much that I couldn't wait to go back, and that's exactly what I did. Scotland has so much to offer, it might be my favorite place in the world.
I can't stress this enough: make the most of your experience abroad. That might mean something different to each person, but it still means a lot. Budget your time and money wisely and well in advance. Try to do everything you want to while you're there. Take advantage of the house trips, and get to know what's available for you. I don't think a single day goes by that I don't think of Scotland at least once, that's not a joke. The memories I made will be with me for the rest of life, and I'm already itching to go back. I strongly believe that anyone who has the desire to study abroad should, and I highly encourage anyone who considers this trip (or any other option) to talk to someone about it. I am available any time via email to answer any questions, share stories, whatever it may be. I look forward to hearing from you :)