Would you like to have new experiences in some other country that is not yours? Maybe you should think about join a study abroad program, where high school and college students live with a host family in a foreign country. You can pick for how long; a couple of months, a semester, a winter/summer season or a year.
All this programs allow you to attend school, take intensive language courses so you can improve your language skills, or perform community service.
To travel is always a good way to learn different experiences, cultures and about yourself as well. To be away from home and to realize how other families live, how other societies function, it will definitely improve your perspective of the world.
Another reason for studying abroad is that you’ll gain self-confidence. It not the same to be safe at home with people always helping you whenever you need it. You will be more independent and you’ll learn to appreciate even more what you have at home. There are plenty programs to study and travel to another country. Internet is a good way to start looking.
And most important of all… have fun and enjoy! Now is the time to discover and learn.