"Well, I studied abroad for a month in London. It was great spending time there and *learning* while there, not just traveling around."
"What was the most important lesson that you took from your trip?"
"I think the most important lesson I learned was about the kindness of other people, 'cause they really just amazed me, whether I was in Paris or in London, how you could sit down with a stranger and they would just talk to you freely and everyone was so nice. i didn't feel like a typical American tourist. If I was lost, I would have people come up to me on the street like, 'Do you know where you need to go? Let me help you.' Even in Paris where there's a language difference, it didn't matter. Even the people I was with as well: a group of ten random strangers thrown together, even though we all go to Penn State. Some of them I know I'm going to be best friends with forever. It's been a great experience with meeting people, especially in a completely foreign place."