After being in Spain for 2 months, i was able to gain so much maturity and experience in numerous areas. i was able to learn how to live in another country, with different rules and regulations. i was able to learn how to adapt and adjust to differnet ways of life. i was able to learn how to communicate and repect the native traditions in different countries. i was able to make new friends and learn about how people live in different parts of the US even. i had to learn to eat different foods and keep an open and respectful mind. i had to learn how to commute without a car. this may have been the toughest for me, it took a while to fully understand how the metros work and the different routes. but after a while, i actually came to like it. i dont have to worry about insurance, gas, accidents, tickets, drinking and driving. it was quite relaxing. and i enjoyed walking a lot, i definitely will take this habit back home with me.