An issue that creates a big controversy is the needing of spending one year living abroad as students. I believe that doing this is very positive for everyone and helps to complete the student’s education.
As a young person you are more open-minded and have fewer responsibilities, which makes you be in the best stage of your live to be able to adapt yourself to a different style of life and culture.
Furthermore, living abroad makes you grow as a person. People that have lived abroad at least some time in their lives have the capacity of understanding different cultures easier; have met lots of new people with different thoughts and have been forced to start a new life from the scratch.
Equally important it gives young people the independence of living away from its parents, which has a faster evolution of the student maturity as a consequence.
To sum up, my opinion is that studying abroad is a great opportunity and everyone must do it.