I think the biggest thing I would regret losing while abroad is seeing my friends every day. I am going to miss them like crazy! I know this is something I am guaranteed to have to go without while I am abroad, so it will be very difficult to go without seeing anyone I know. In order to cope with this I will probably be utilizing skype quite a bit. However, I also want to enjoy every moment of being absorbed in a new culture and not let homesickness get in the way. I will just have to keep in mind what an amazing opportunity it is to be spending a semester overseas and know my friends will still be there when I get back.