I would count down the hours like “in 24 hours american time I will be home”. The last few days of my study abroad all I could think about was Filipino food and bbq. I texted my mom if we could have BBQ and lumpia when I came home. Lo and behold I was greeted with this wonderful surprise waiting for me at home! I missed home so much.
Studying abroad taught me how to cherish my home and broadened my perspectives about the environment and the quality of life. The way Germans handle the nature greatly differs from the American mindset. Neither are 100% wrong or right. But rather they value different parts of the environment and choose to develop based on those wants.
I feel developed as a designer. I feel like I’ve learned so much and yet I know I still have so much more to discover.
Studying abroad taught me not only the book smarts I need but the street smarts that can make or break your psyche.
I’ll cherish these memories together and I am so thankful for these experiences.