I'm a sophomore in college. Next year when I am a junior, pretty much all of my friends will be gone on study abroad programs. My boyfriend of almost 2 years will hopefully be going to school a little closer to me than where he is now next year, so it could be the end of the long distance phase of our relationship. I have thought about studying abroad, but I am not sure where I would like to go. I am also worried about the effect that this would have on my relationship. All of my friends and family think I'm being dumb and that I should just go abroad because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel and experience another culture. On one hand I know they're right, but on the other hand I know I'll miss my boyfriend a lot and I don't want to mess things up for us. I don't want to make it sound like he's the only thing holding me back - I have some other reservations (cost, etc) and he has been very supportive of whatever I want to do. I'm just not sure and I only have a month or so to decide. Help!