making lifelong international friends abroad
I did not except to meet the girls I met abroad during my fall 2015 study abroad experience at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. The girls I met will forever be my best friends. Yes distance separates us, but we overcome it. We plan to reunite one day, hoping from country to country, catching up over our favorite pastimes–including drinks and tapas at our local bar. Except this time we will be sharing our favorite food or place to visit from our home country. For me, I’d definitely introduce my friends to some delicious New York pizza or even spend a day touristing throughout the Big Apple.
If you ever decide to study abroad, it is a great experience. You will meet a ton of people from different backgrounds and be intrigued to learn all about their culture, their language, and their customs. You’ll be surprised to hear all of the American stereotypes they think we have. I’ve been asked the one about those “epic college ragers” depicted in the movies, and whether or not I religiously watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I don’t.
I miss them.But thank god for the twenty-first century. Through Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and more you can connect with people around the globe in an instant.
Not sure where I’ll find my self meeting these girls again–whether it be in Sydney, Rio, Buenos Aires, Thailand, or even New York. Wherever it may be, I definitely look forward to seeing these girls real, real soon.
What is even greater is that I already got to see one! We met up recently while she was on vacation in New York City for a few hours to catch up.
Chicas, ¡Los extraño!
My advice to all of you college students: study abroad and get yourself some international friends…You won’t regret it!