A friend’s friend just did it.
His wife got a job abroad for a year in a developing country where his skills wouldn’t be useful locally – high end animation, graphics, effects. But he’d been meaning to learn a couple of new software packages himself. And so he recognised it as an opportunity. The cost of living would be less, and with a computer and a broadband connection he’d be able to totally absorb himself in learning.
Reminded me of the total immersion thought I had for learning some programming…