For some people, the prospect of ‘studying abroad’ seems daunting. The exchange program Youth For Understanding (YFU) brings about 4,000 students into the US every year, while only about 400 Americans leave through the organization a year. According to Cathy White, the Senior Community Development Manager for YFU, distance from family and friends, cost, and apprehension about other cultures are the main things which keep most American students from pursuing a foreign exchange program.
Junior Sahil Gopal is going about his weekend, enjoying his free time when suddenly he gets a text from his friend mocking him about forgetting to set his lineup last weekend when they faced each other in fantasy football.
Senior Thomas Rose walked into work expecting nothing more than a few customers ordering unhealthy amounts of Mexican food. But just like Thomas, we always assume the least from our day at work then end up with drunk, elderly or famous customers that make for a great story.