Thematic Area: Wealth & Poverty
The most surprising aspect of my study abroad experience must have been the amazing friends I made during my program. I studied at a small, private language school, taking Portuguese classes with other students from all around the world. I was surrounded by other students who were as excited as I was to explore Lisbon and learn Portuguese. One experience I'll never forget was learning to surf with some of the friends I had made, in a town outside of Lisbon. We ended up spending a weekend at a surf camp with the surfing instructors!