During my exchange year I’ve learned that happiness is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. I got addicted to challenging myself and trying new things every day, making the most of my experience. I tried things that I would’ve never thought I’d try. All of this let me become a better, more open person ready to take on whatever life throws my way. Take the opportunity that you’re scared of taking. Who knows, it might change your life!

This is one of my favorite pictures from my exchange because I seem so small in such a large place as New York, yet the sign I’m looking at is so inspirational and really describes my exchange and I’m proud of it. (So you can do what can’t be done) – Julia