I'm in an MBA program at a local university. They strongly encourage short study abroad courses, usually 2 weeks. I really want to do one to India this winter to study Social Enterprise. However DH doesn't think it is a good idea.
His objections - 1. "You just want to travel",
2. "It won't really help towards what you want to do", and
3. "It is a waste of money".
His previous objection had been something unspecified about the kids (ages 4 and 7) but this time when asked if he thought he could take care of them for two weeks said he could. He's never had more than one for three days alone.
My rebuttals are - 1. Well, yes, I do want to travel (I used to quite a bit before kids).
2. I would like to go into Social Enterprise ( or sustainable energy, or both?) and I think it would be a great experience plus look good on a resume. He thought I wanted to be an accountant.
3. It is pretty expensive, probably close to $8,000 after airfare, program expenses, tuition, etc., but it is my money from my inheritance. This inheritance has also been paying all our expenses for the last few years because DH has been unemployed and not looking for work.
I am a little concerned about the kids, but mostly because they will probably watch alot of television and may not see a vegetable for the time I am gone.
So, what do you think, is studying abroad worth it?