Many colleges and campuses have a Study Abroad program. If you're in college and eligible for financial aid then you should definitely explore the option. Living abroad for a semester or two will change your perspective and ultimately be a lot of fun. I spent a year in Florence sculpting and I did that through the CSU program (CA) while attending SFSU. I went at the age of 24 and was eligible for 8k in grants and another 8 in loans.