Why Study Abroad


 A study abroad experience provides students with opportunities to:

  • Gain an international perspective and learn to navigate a different environment
  • Meet new people and establish friendships that span across the globe
  • Increase proficiency in a foreign language and develop intercultural awareness
  • Experience challenges that foster independence, confidence, and personal growth
  • Be exposed to new ideas and different ways of life
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
  • Enhance a resume and stand out from the crowd when applying for a job
"It was through study abroad that I learned what I am truly capable of.  Stepping outside my comfort zone has motivated me to pursue goals which I would have previously thought impossible."  Grant Volk '07
"Studying abroad was an unforgettable experience. I got to fully immerse myself in a culture different from the U.S., and I became more independent as a result."  Lynsey Gagnon '10