Basically, a six-month paid vacation for rich kids who've never worked a day in their lives. It involves little-to-no studying, spending upwards of $15,000 that they did not earn themselves, partying, drinking, and traveling. It is often confused with the term "academic experience," although far from it. These students feel study abroad is "right" not a "privilege" and feel that it makes them better than the rest of the population.
Susie: "Oh my gosh! It was amazing! Three weeks ago I went to Prague, Germany and London. Next week I'm going to Rome, Florence, and Perugia and my parents are totally supportive."
Angela: "That's great. Did you save up during high school and your summer job?"
Susie: Save? That's what poor kids do. My dad paid for this-- I just have to pay for my souvenirs, but even then it's off my parent's card!"
Susie: "Yeah, this whole homework thing is getting in the way of my Study Abroad vacation."