Disadvantages to studying abroad?

There is a blog entitled “Maria Abroad: Experience the adventure of living abroad.” After reading the name of the blog, you would believe that it would have positive experiences and words of encouragement for people both traveling and living abroad. Therefore, I was surprised when I came across a post entitled “Disadvantages of studying abroad.

I understand that on most topics in life, it is good to look at the pros and cons of any situation. However, this article lists all of the reasons studying abroad is bad and scary, and only has a sentence of encouragement towards the end.

Studying and living abroad is an amazing experience that broadens someones expectations of cultures, people and life. Although the experience is definitely not for everyone, the overwhelming negative tone of this article could certainly push people away from this experience. If the author of this blog wanted to point out the trials and tribulations that someone would feel while abroad, I believe that she should have at least shown a list of positive qualities as well.

Virtual Community

Virtual communities are an important part of the internet. You are able to find topics you are interested in and share opinions and work with others who share similar interests. Here are two that were interesting to me!

Model Mayhem
Model Mayhem is an online community for anyone in the fashion industry. From designers, to photographers to makeup artists, are able to post pictures of their work as well as get commentary and work with other people in the community. It is really helpful for new people in the industry!

-Foto Log
Foto Log is one of the oldest sites for photo sharing, and allows you to share your photos through diaries or blogs. You are able to get commentary on your photos from others in the community!