Whether your student studies chemistry or art, is a high school, community college or university student, a study abroad or international exchange program will benefit them. Study abroad will allow them to take classes in foreign countries, introduce them to other cultures, and encourage them to grow into their independence. Students who had returned from studying abroad report the following benefits:
Your child will gain skills they can't get at their home campus, due to the simple fact that they will be challenged daily in a new environment. Some of these benefits include:
Most families have many reservations about sending their child away to college, let alone overseas! However, there are so many positive benefits from studying abroad that will help your child personally, academically and professionally. For more information, read our guide on the Benefits to Study Abroad.
“I wanted to study Arabic in order to connect with my family, history, religion, and culture. I previously lived and worked in an Arabic-speaking country and wanted to learn Arabic more formally in order to maintain personal and professional...”
American Councils for International Education