being an american in paris
i spent 8 years in a city which has held, in the american eye, a mythic hold upon creative youth. and all i can say is ...yes. go.
you will gain so much perspective, it can only make you a better american citizen.
you have to run away from home, sometimes, to better appreciate what you can/should have.
"I'm issuing a restraining order: Religion must stay 500 yards away from Science at all times!!"