In the dentist's office today, I had basically the same conversation with three different people. Let's just take a glimpse at all the (sometimes stupid) questions I've been asked.
Where is Spain? South America?
So, you're studying abroad?
Oh, you can teach English? Is that like, a job there?
Will you get paid?
Do you have a Spanish boyfriend?
Are you going alone? Why?
Do you have a place to live yet?
Is it hot all the time there?
Is the food really spicy?
How long will you be there?
Of course, all of this is followed by: I am so jealous! I wish I would have done that when I was younger! You are very lucky, just make sure you are safe!
I know people are sometimes honestly interested, and sometimes just trying to make small talk, but overall...I'm sick of the questions! I hate to be cynical, but ask me something about why I want to go, how I got this opportunity, or if I'm nervous or scared. Challenge me people!
To quote Elvis, which I don't think I've ever done in my lifetime...'a little less talk a little more conversation' would be nice! End rant.