I have a pen pal in Italy......
I think that living in the USA we get ripped off with our education. When my pen pal was in school, she was able to learn French, Spanish, Latin, Queens English (which I know is different from American English!), American English and she obviously speaks Italian! I now wish that my parents had lived in a different country so that I could have had the colorful education my pen pal did!
Although the states have there own advantages, I am sure I take most of them for granted and would want them if I had grown up somewhere else.
Life is short and time flies.