It's the start of the Fall semester and it's a high time to consider studying abroad, whether in the Spring, Summer, or even next Fall, studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to explore and learn about different cultures. Even learning about yourself!
If you are in a rigorous, intensive major, consider studying abroad during intersession or over the summer. It's a great opportunity to be in a different environment meeting new and different people.
This summer I studied abroad in Japan and it was a blast. I was able to observe the cultural and technological differences. Japanese people have their own values they hold close and dear that was completely different from Americans. After I came back, I talked with one of my professors about hte experience, and we talked in depth about the working culture in Japan as well.
You can only be deemed the title of "student" for a short period of your life. Take the opportunity to explore and do not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. The world is out there waiting to be explored, all you have to do is reach out and take the opportunities that come your way.