From the U. of Arizona Daily Wildcat, ten reasons “not” to study abroad. A few gems:
4. The legal drinking age is lower in almost every other country in the world and you’ll end up spending all your money on alcohol and exploring the night-life. You may also find it difficult to come back to the US and have these liberties again removed from you. Best to avoid the opportunity altogether.
5. Many universities have comprehensive orientation programs for international students and you’ll meet many people from all over the world who will tell you all these great things about their home countries and make you want to travel there. You don’t need the extra expense.
6. There’s no point in exposing yourself to any cultural diversity. Who needs more variety than what you’ve got right here?
9. You might end up somewhere where they don’t speak English and probably won’t be able to avoid learning the language. Even incidental language acquisition is a waste of your precious mental resources.
I love sarcasm. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.