Friends…i need some advice xD. (sorry for the long rant <__<)
So I got nominated to go study abroad in Korea this summer (exciting). It’s been my dream in college to go study abroad for the experience and learning. If I do commit, there’s another application for the specific program that I have to apply to. I want to commit but, when talking to my parents, they are strictly not letting me go, no matter what solutions I give to their problem (safety and health matter).
1: Worried about the virus over in the area right now (soln: hopefully it's gone by then)
2: if something were to happen to me, they can't reach me in time (soln: I have friends coming w/ me and im willing to call/text everyday)
3: "You can get experience here in Bay Area, so why need to go to another country to get experience?" (learn about the culture and diversity???)
4: you can go study abroad in the future....
Honestly, I been following whatever they say for almost my whole life and this is something I’ve been planning before even going to college. How would ya’ll respond to this? Would you still commit or give up and listen to your parents? P.S. I’m planning on using my extra financial aid package to pay for the cost of the program and save up for my own personal expenses.