Most study-abroad programs should be renamed "party abroad": they are a waste of time and money
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 Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, http://classics.mit.edu...
 Jane Collingwood, "The Importance of Friendship," http://psychcentral.com...
 Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, http://www.amazon.com...
First of all, as they are students they probably do not earn their own money for studying abroad. It is definitely students parents paying all fees. And, of course, they send their child to study and they believe that he/she will justify that amount of money they pay for his studying and leaving abroad. If student goes to another country to study and fail exams then parents won't send him again because they will think that child won't be able to study there and that it will again be waste of money and child time.
Second, student should have the responsibility for what he is doing and how he is doing. In order to show and prove that parents can rely on him. There is no point of going to study abroad if student going to party all the time. Because with the same results he could stay home and party there without wasting time and money.
I'm not against of having friends and freedom. If you want to party and get to know some new people you can go for holiday anywhere you want to. But it doesn't make ant sense if you go there to study and instead of studying you go party. Especially if you are doing, for example, degree (which is not only 1 year!). Then, personal feelings and having an education is two different topics.
My opponent has brought up some new arguments for why studying abroad is a waste of money, so let me answer them.
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