from Abby Baric, Senior Communications Manager
You’re only 14 weeks old, and I’m already thinking about the person you will become.
I want you to make your own choices about how you live your life, but if there’s one thing I can influence, I hope it’s your curiosity and appreciation for the world.
I can see it in your eyes, even though you’re so young, that you want to learn more about the people you meet, and the new environments you encounter. You want to discover as much as you possibly can.
I may not have all the answers for you throughout your life, but this much I know is true: studying abroad is the ultimate journey of discovery. It’s a chance to discover yourself and the world around you. It’s an opportunity for you to explore, and develop an appreciation for different cultures and beliefs. And if you're anything like your Tata, it's an opportunity to try some of the best food you'll ever have the pleasure of tasting, little man!
And, maybe most importantly, it’s a chance for you to be a more open, understanding person. I know you will be a leader in whatever you do, and we need more empathetic, compassionate leaders on this earth.
"You have your entire life ahead of you. You can do anything, and be anyone you want, just promise me you’ll keep an open mind and discover the world."
My eyes are beginning to fill with tears. Happy tears. You have your entire life ahead of you. You can do anything, and be anyone you want, just promise me you’ll keep an open mind and discover the world.
Studying abroad in London defined who I am today. Without study abroad I may have never had the joy of being your Mama.
So, if there's one stop on this journey we call life, please let it be study abroad.
I love you,
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