This change put me totally out of my comfort zone, forcing me to work in new ways.
With your free time, travel and explore!
No matter what country you end up going to, or what projects you are given, there is always an opportunity to learn and to grow.
You can make anything happen if you strive for it hard enough.
My exchange experience also encouraged a lot of personal growth. With each passing day, I was faced with new challenges that inspired my creativity.