The world is getting smaller. To thrive in it, you should know how to navigate across various cultures, communicate in one or more different languages other than your native tongue, and interact with people different from you. To truly excel in this increasingly global society, you should consider spending a month, semester, or academic year studying, interning, or volunteering abroad during your time in college.
Studying abroad allows you to immerse yourself in another culture, learn or enhance language skills, launch lifelong pursuits, make lasting friendships, and gain an invaluable edge in an increasingly competitive global job market and grad school admissions process. While studying abroad, you can earn college credit by enrolling in courses that fulfill general graduation or specific major or minor requirements. Best of all, you can have this invaluable life experience and still graduate on time!
So what is study abroad?
If you don’t know what study abroad is, don’t worry! We’re here to help.
Study Abroad is the opportunity to take classes and pursue personal, academic, and professional goals outside of your home school, many times for academic credit.
Study Abroad is NOT:
There are so many types of study abroad and global programs that exist that no matter how many responsibilities you may at home, school, or work, there’s a good chance there is a program that fits your needs..
But before you review the different program types, consider learning about the benefits to study abroad and why you should consider it.
Click here to read more about the Benefits of Study Abroad
Click here to read more about the Different Types of 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