I have been thinking about this for quite some time.
I decided I really wanted to go to Italy, so I started looking up Italian culture, weather, and climate. I pretty much love it... Until...
I read blogs from people from AFS (i think that would be the organization i would go through) and all of the blogs (except one, which just had pictures instead of words) talked about how miserable the school was. People say the teachers were strict, and interrogated the students! This really scared me, and now I'm not so sure if I should go. They also said how miserable the heat was, and the mosquito bites were. So, I was wondering if anyone who has either been to Italy as an exchange student, or just been there, could help me? I'm kind of afraid of Italy now and I don't think I want to go there as much... Does anyone have any suggestions of where else I could go? As of right now, I am pretty much open to anywhere.. Thank you so much!
(By the way... I am from the States, and I am in Spanish Two. I don't think I count as "two years" of Spanish under the language requirement, though, because I skipped Spanish One.. I have been to Chile, though?! I plan on going my Sophmore or Junior year, too)
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Every country has pros and cons. Italy would be the best for you since you really want to go and have put so much effort into research.