When I was offered the chance to spend an exchange semester abroad, I knew it would be an eye-opening experience.
In August 2016, I embarked on a four-month exchange semester at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
The campus is located in Millersville, a borough of just 2 square miles in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the university website states. Millersville has a population of around 8,367, according to World Population Review.
I knew I would face culture shock, not only because I was relocating from a city to a town. Moving to Millersville meant fully embracing college life in a way that I had never done before, from sharing a dorm room (which isn’t a thing in the UK) to staying on campus on the weekends.