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Do you find that you still maintain the relationships that you made with friends while abroad?

3 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Kemi
     
    Kemi
    Programming and Outreach Coordinator at an independent film co-op
    Victoria Society of Independent Film Makers
    My fears and misgivings about acceptance quickly disappeared as I immersed myself into the...
    My fears and misgivings about acceptance quickly disappeared as I immersed myself into the Japanese culture. Two of the teachers whom I met in Japan were present at my wedding this year. They joyfully proclaimed that they had to be present at the wedding because they were there when my husband and I first met. This lasting friendship is one of the treasures of my JET experience. My husband and I also traveled to New Zealand to participate in a friend’s wedding whom we met in Japan. The friends that I made and the lessons learned through international travel have been priceless.
  • mentor picture Kimberly
     
    Kimberly
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Yes! I find myself still maintaining the relationships I made with friends while abroad. Through...
    Yes! I find myself still maintaining the relationships I made with friends while abroad. Through Skype, AOL instant messenger, messages, and emails, we frequently keep each other updated on each others’ lives. Actually, during winter break, one of my friends from the Philippines, which I made abroad, came to visit my school and I showed him around LMU. During my vacations, I hope to visit even more friends that I made. Despite the fact that we are geographically separated from one another and we have different schedules, I find it amazing how our friendships still continue to grow.
  • mentor picture Janeth
     
    Janeth
    Junior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Yes, I made some good friends while studying abroad and we keep in touch through e-mail, facebook...
    Yes, I made some good friends while studying abroad and we keep in touch through e-mail, facebook and occasionally letters. Despite the fact that we live in different parts of the U.S., we keep in touch and hope to see each other to have a little reunion.
 
 
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