Ever since I was aware of another world outside of my own home, I've wanted to explore. I love to learn, and I love to experience brand new worlds and cultures that I've never been privy to, and what better way to do those things than to study abroad? I want to expand my knowledge, not only through taking classes at school, but throwing myself out into the world. I visited Germany in the summer after high school, and I was in love. The German language and culture fascinates me, and I want another, more in-depth submersion into the culture. I've never even been to France, England, or Italy, and the only thing stopping me is the financial burdern. College is expensive enough as it is, but my desire to see the world hasn't lessened in the slightest!