I have spent practically every summer of my life growing up outside the U.S. I spent my summers in France with my family and I loved it. I was contemplating moving there to continue my studies after college, I backed out because I felt that I was not up to the challenge academically, because even though I speak French, my written French leaves a bit to be desired and I was scared to fail. Honestly, my decision was based on fear of failure and a certain lack of faith in me. I am trying to grow out of this fear, it is a work in progress.