Study abroad is pretty much the best experience ever. You’re in college and are likely subsisting on either loans or your parents’ money, so expenses don’t seem all that real, and you get to be learning and partying (not necessarily in that order) in a foreign country. On top of it, you’re meeting new friends, you’re seeing new things, and you’re doing it totally independently. It’s about the most eye-opening, liberating experience you can have at that young age.
Of course, you’re also bullshitting yourself a lot of the time. Here are some of the lies you tell yourself when you’re studying abroad.