Why Study Abroad?
To launch your future! To become more employable! To learn from the world!
Studying abroad is not just an adventure, but an investment in your future! Understanding the complexities of this diverse world and developing intercultural competencies will help you to function effectively in different contexts – personally, academically, and professionally. Employers want the skills study abroad provides: cross-cultural competence, language ability, ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds, and flexibility in dealing with new situations. And research shows that students who studied abroad end up with higher salaries than those who did not.
Going the distance makes a difference!
We encourage you to do the following when considering, planning, and executing your study abroad experience so that you can reap the full benefits:
- Consider your goals. Give your academic and financial plan some thought. Know what you want to get what you want!
- Push the envelope. The more you step out of your comfort zone (culturally, linguistically, etc.) the more opportunity for growth.
- Reflect on your experiences. Unpack the benefits of your experience in our optional seminars while abroad and upon return.
- Don’t let the flight home be the end of your journey. Explore Returnee Opportunities to continue your global learning.