Studying abroad offers lifetime lessons

Monday, July 28, 2008 | 2:58 p.m. CDT; updated 3:04 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 28, 2008

Imagine yourself getting off a subway in Rome. Shortly after exiting the station, you come face-to-face with the Colosseum. With only a four-lane street between you and this 1,900-year-old amphitheater, it's as if you could reach out and touch it. You stop just to take it in, and you stand there, breathless.