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A Chance Worth Taking

Before embarking on my study abroad adventure, I had some doubts about traveling internationally for the first time. I was worried that I would get too homesick or that I would just not have a great time. I had very high expectations for my trip, but what if it fell short? All of these worries melted away the second I landed in Athens. The very first day in Greece I felt at home with my peers and our program directors. Everything was very organized, so I didn’t have to stress about anything. We went to dinner on the first night, and I was immediately blown away by Greece’s scenery and culture. I knew that the week that would follow would be one of the best weeks of my life. After my experience, I realized that taking a chance is so worth it. There was truly nothing to worry about, especially on a UGA faculty-led trip because all of UGA’s staff is wonderful. CAES is already a smaller college, so it is easier to feel at home. This was only heightened on the trip with some of my fellow AgDawgs. Even the students who are not AgDawgs became a part of the family. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything, and I am beyond thankful that I had the opportunity to go on this study abroad.