The key to a successful study abroad experience is being able to use your imagination. You have to imagine that you aren't here for just six months, four months, or five weeks. You have to arrive having convinced yourself that this is where you live. Not where you ‘are living for a semester' or where you ‘will be studying for a while,' but that this is your home. It's a shift in thinking, one that requires a substantial amount of imagination, one that produces incredible results.