I remember before leaving the USA, I was very nervous that I wasn’t going to make friends and that I wasn’t going to get the hang of living entirely by myself in a completely foreign country. Now, people tell me to shut up at parties because I talk too much [well, that’s exaggerating] I feel my French has improved more in this month being here than it had in all those years of school.
This experience has made me branch out of my comfort zone for sure. My friends are all so different and varied that I feel extremely well rounded. My good friends are Electric engineers, economists, translators, lawyers, etc. I never thought I would be able to socialize so well with people from so many different interests.