i was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are of studying abroad. the chef i work for now says that it would be a great experience for me to learn different cultures, languages, and, most importantly, food. i was really thinking of going to france and italy for 2 years each. the only 'problem' i have is that i am currently engaged to a girl who doesn't want to leave georgia, and doesn't want to learn 2 more languages. she says that if she could find a job, then she would be more than happy to go. i'm not worried about a place to live or work, because chef has friends that he said would 'hook me up' so to speak. any input on this would be greatly appreciated.