Why Study Abroad?

Explore beyond the hedges to learn in ways you never imagined.

College is a great time to go abroad

Fully immerse yourself in a new country for a period ranging from a summer to a full academic year. During your college journey, this is a great opportunity to go abroad before graduation and the beginning of your professional.

Grow and gain new confidence

Being exposed to new cultures, languages, and ideas offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine your own beliefs and identity. Immerse yourself within your new environment and it will become a new place to call home. Since no study abroad experience comes without it's challenges, you ability to overcome these obstacles will increase your confidence, flexibility, and adaptability.

Bring your studies to life

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Isaac Newton with physics courses in Cambridge or trace the rise of Peter the Great in Russia's "Crown Jewel", St. Petersburg. Study global health and development policy in Geneva or examine health and human rights in New Dehli. Immerse yourself in ecology and conversation in Madagascar or master Mandarin Chinese in Kunming. Art, language, government, history, politics, religion, social issues will come alive when the world is your classroom.

Engage with the world and make new friends

Challenge your assumptions. Reconsider what’s “normal” and notice what you take for granted---from how to greet a stranger to how a country is governed. Practice what it means to live in a global and interconnected world. Meet people from backgrounds entirely different than your own. Memories and friendships forged abroad can last a lifetime.

Expand your professional options

Be distinctive. Graduate/professional schools, businesses, government agencies and NGOs are all seeking candidates with international experience and cross-cultural communication skills. The experiences you gain abroad will give you an edge in graduate school, your career, and your life.