You never know the places you’ll go…
Foreign and local students here at BYU-Idaho express the sacrifices made and the blessings gained from leaving their home countries to live abroad.
“I think that the most difficult part is obviously your going to miss your family, you friends: my girlfriend a lot, but it’s a sacrifice. It’s worth it I think.” Says Jared Moreno, a freshman from Mexico.
Students from the US encourage students to get out of their comfort zones and give traveling a try.
Joseph Tice, a junior working on his International Studies Major considers his own travels. He recalls, “I would highly encourage people to go. There’s a lot of growth that happens to a person when they leave the country, I think, when they step out of their comfort zone. I heard a quote once right along the lines of ‘If you want to grow, step out of your comfort box.’ And I don’t know if I do that ser well all of the time while I’m back here in America, but I know that all of the experiences that I’ve had outside of the United States have been beneficial to me. Both from learning who I really am, but also making new friends and learning what I can and what I can’t do.”
“So you can just think like that. About having that opportunity to start all over again.” Adds Shandell Valdez, a freshman who has lived much of her life both in the US, and in Mexico. “Just do it with the best disposition. Your going to struggle with it, but just think your going to have a lot of good things from it, so just give it a try.
The University offers students many chances to travel and study abroad. Reporting from Rexburg Idaho, I’m Denton Isaacs, Scroll Digital.