I love to travel.
When I was younger and couldn’t travel on my own, I used to rent videos from the library that highlighted far away destinations that I always wanted to visit.
When I was in high school, I tried to extol the virtues of a foreign exchange program to my traditional Asian parents but to no avail. “Uh, we’re supposed to open our house to some stranger?!,” they said.
When I went to college, I made a beeline for the Education Abroad Program and essentially applied for and was accepted into the study aboard program before I even told my parents I was going to Sweden... full info