I suppose I can understand where you're coming from with that. I mean, I've never gone out of the country, but I remember being a bit scared when I took my trip to NYC. It was nerve racking since it was my first time away from home, out of state, without my parents, but I was also extremely excited to get to go and I'd worked my a** off to get to go too. By the end of the trip, I didn't want to come home! lol The trip made me realize there's so much more the world has to offer and I can experience fully if I just get over my fears and do something I've never done before. If I had the chance, I'd move to NYC in a heartbeat. It honestly felt more like home than Ohio ever has. lol
There are some people I'd miss if I went far away, like my parents and some other family members, but for the most part I have nothing for me here. The only reason I'm still in Ohio at all is because I can't afford to make a move like that.
I think the scariest part about what you're doing would be the possible threat upon your life, but every day isn't a guarantee, and people die from a lot of things that we see in everyday life, so being afraid to do something like this would basically mean being afraid to live life...and that's not good. lol I hope you enjoy yourself over there and come home safely!