The Joys of Independent Travel!
A sunny Saturday afternoon in Amsterdam. One of the greatest benefits of studying at Franklin has been the chance to learn about other places, grow as an individual, and strengthen relationships with fellow students through independent travel. People often ask me about how expensive it is to travel, and I answer honestly -- I budget and work during the summer in order to "play" in Europe on many of the weekends over the semester. Especially when booked and coordinated in advance, it can be relatively inexpensive to adventure in new places and it is always, always worth it. Personally I believe there are no bad experiences, because every experience teaches me a lesson, whether big or small. Travel is one of life's greatest teachers, and to me it's one of the best investments I can make for myself and for my friendships. I know everyone is different, but I'd rather buy a trip, which comes along with memories that will last a lifetime, than an outfit or ne