I believe studying abroad provides opportunities that just aren't possible staying at home. The chance to learn from other cultures and apply classroom theory in real world situations is something I felt would enhance my undergraduate career.
I went to Copenhagen, Denmark with a program called Danish Institute for Study Abroad. For the summer, each class/session is 3 weeks, 3 credits. Housing is included in their comprehensive tuition fee, as well as for a one-week study tour in Europe and several field visits for class.
Family funding/savings, scholarships.
Although almost everyone speaks English in Denmark, I still wish I had learned some Danish beforehand.
Yes; it's important for me to note differences in racial and historical narratives in different cultural contexts.
I feel as though I've grown personally, and have learned quite a lot for such a short period of time. Studying abroad has made me much more open minded and receptive to trying new things, and the number of field visits has really helped advance my academics.
I really enjoyed being able to go to one of the many wonderful public spaces/parks in Copenhagen with my friends after class and enjoying the nice summer weather.
Excellent, but it can get expensive depending on what you want to do.
My time abroad has helped me be more open-minded and receptive to other cultures and perspectives.
Yes, and yes!
Look into scholarships as much as possible with enough time to work on applications. But studying abroad is a great experience, and I highly recommend it! Keep an open mind and try new things.
Studying abroad has also provided me the opportunity to meet great people from all over the world with similar interests, and I appreciate all the connections I have made.