During my third and fourth years of university I have the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus programme. Initially, I had no interest in visiting a foreign country for a semester and studying there. However, it is something I think I might quite like to participate in (I was 17 when I started university and still quite immature and had absolutely no interest in the programme when it was first mentioned when I started my course).
On my course I have the opportunity to go to Italy, Denmark or the Netherlands for a semester and study over there. I’m being drawn to Denmark and the Netherlands and having looked at the institutions where I’d be studying I’m giving it even more thought (Italy is a nice place, but I don’t think I’d want to live there for six months).
I think it would be an awesome experience to go and explore these countries and would look fantastic on my CV. Looking at it from a personal, rather than academic viewpoint, I think it would be a character building experience and might just be what I need for myself.