London was by far the most rewarding experience of my life! My experience abroad changed my life dramatically and completely changed my outlook on my life back in the States. I grew so much while I was abroad and learned life lessons I don't think I would have encountered living in the States where everything is normal to me. I lost my passport while traveling and never freaked out, I was able to trace my steps and found it. I don't know how I would have handled such a situation prior to my experience abroad!
Another amazing aspect of studying abroad is getting to know other people in your program and building life long friendships. You experience these adventures with these people and you will forever have a bond with them. I am constantly looking back on my 12,000 + pictures (no I am not exaggerating) and can remember our adventures vividly. I also had the opportunity to stay longer and traveled 3 months after school got out. I even spent my 21st birthday in Istanbul, Turkey! Honestly, Who can say that?
Based off of my own personal experience I would say to each one of you to go! GO, GO, GO!!! When are you going to have another opportunity to live abroad and have nothing to worry about?! This is the time in your life to do something dramatic, something different and nothing should stand in your way! I know so many people who have told me a number of times they wish they had studied abroad but chose not to in order to finish college in four years. With the state of our school, I don't think it is going to put you that much more behind if I can be honest. So... Go travel, experience life abroad, and make life long friendships!!!!