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Last edited at 9:16PM on 7/26/2013
Goodness, there are many. 1. To be chosen! That, within itself, is flattering and a positive ego boost. 2. Live with a new family and see their interactions. 3. Learn and live a new culture with hands on experience. 4. Study something you are interested in ex: oceanography 5. Possibly live in a different country 6. Have an exceptional "boost" on any resume. 7. Help you get into a college of your choice with a possible grant. 8. Make new friends 9. Have incredible stories to share. 10. Being able to come home to your families and friends! :) My parents would be beaming with joy and my friends would want me to take tons of pictures. If you can, congratulations and by all means, jump on it!
My niece is going to be an exchange student this year. She wants to be culturally diverse and to go out of her comfort zone and help her with her shyness. The past year, her 2 best friends were exchange students. This, I'm sure, inspired her. My sister (her mom) is going for it.