At the university where I work, we encourage our students to spend a semester, or even a year, studying abroad. When my son Marc was at Temple, I practiced what I preached. A German major (go figure), he spent his junior year studying abroad in Hamburg. When he came home the following August, the broad he was studying came with him. As soon as he graduated, they were back in Deutschland, where he works in banking. They married in '06, had a baby in '09, and haven't been back in the states in five years.