I have been in college for close to two years now and I am enjoying it a lot, but one thing that really annoys me is that I am consistently pestered by posters, filers and people to take the summer or winter and study abroad. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not against the idea and don’t hate those that actually do that. My problem with it is that they want you to come to there college and once your settled in they insist that you spend the Summer in Germany or go to Argentina for Spring Break. I am a college kid who is working at a job and going to school at the same time and I can’t spend the Summer in a different country. The whole idea of spending all this money just to studying in a different country just isn’t meant for me. Now don’t get me wrong I have nothing against others committing to study abroad, but could they just not shove all this “You love doing this!” or “Its a great experience!” in my face every time I enter the college. There has to be a way to tell the school that I am not interested in studying aboard and they should focus on students that really want to do this instead of wasting their time on me.
In the words of Ren Hoek from Ren & Stimpy:
“Why Won’t They Leave Me ALONE!!!”