Why Study Abroad?

Spending a year in a foreign culture is a challenging and thrilling experience that will help you develop valuable, real-world skills.

By studying abroad, you will become:

A Global Citizen with a Better Appreciation For Other Cultures

By immersing yourself in unfamiliar practices and customs, you’ll become better equipped to interact and identify with people from other cultures—whether it be in school, on the job, or in your personal life.

A Flexible, Independent Thinker, Able to Handle all Kinds of Experiences

Students who study abroad are better prepared to make transitions, take control of new situations, and appreciate challenging situations for what they are: opportunities to learn and grow.

More Marketable to Colleges

There’s a reason admissions officers like seeing international study experience on a résumé—it’s one of the greatest ways for you to acquire the kinds of life skills that can’t be learned in a classroom. Studying abroad shows initiative, maturity, and independence.

More Aware of Your Academic and Professional Passions

Gain perspective and ideas for your next big step. By allowing you to explore your interests and develop new ones, studying abroad can help give you a better sense of what you want to study in college or even pursue as a career.

More Adept at Processing and Learning from Experiences

Studying abroad provides you with an opportunity to reach new heights. The ability to recognize those achievements, learn from your mistakes, and grow academically and personally is integral to the study abroad experience.