listen, have you ever studied abroad before? if not, don't go by what others have said. i'm sure those responses are common, but so far everyone i have asked told me it's worth the expenses and work so that's good enough for me. the trip is what you make it to be. if socializing and exploring the city/playing hard is your top priority along with studying hard, it's no doubt you'll have a blast ANYWHERE.
and idk why you keep bringing that "places are fun to visit/not to live in" crap was i going to live there? i guess you can say i will be "living" there for 3 short months, or "visiting" for 3 long months but either way, it's not permanent