Why Study Abroad?

Learn in ways you never imagined and still remain on track to graduate. Regardless of your academic specialization, you can take courses to satisfy major, minor, general education, or elective requirements. Let the world be your classroom!


Discover new territories both near and distant by indulging your natural curiosity. You will be surprised and inspired by new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.


Become a more critically minded individual. Studying abroad is an excellent way to better understand yourself and your surrounding environment.


Internationalize your resume and set yourself apart. You will return with marketable skills and valuable experiences, which will be attractive to potential employers and graduate programs.


Make life-long friendships that stretch the globe. Most students enjoy meeting both international students and other Americans while studying abroad. You will have friends to visit on subsequent trips!


Improve your foreign language skills. Fluency in a foreign language is most quickly achieved through full immersion in that language and culture. Many institutions also offer courses taught in English if language study is not of interest.


Eat exotic foods. Sharing local cuisine is often the best way to experience the essence and interaction of different cultures.


Gain a more informed perspective on the world and the role of the United States in world affairs.


Become a more self-reliant person by encountering challenges only experienced after leaving home.

Adapt to new surroundings and in so doing build life skills such as self-confidence, independence, self-sufficiency, patience, and cross-cultural communication skills.


Capture photos that both record memories and accurately represent the spaces and places you visited.


Be a Traveler not a tourist. Studying abroad allows you opportunities to understand places like locals do rather than the often superficial experiences of tourists.


Have a unique, exciting and unforgettable adventure! It will change your life - studying abroad is an opportunity for personal growth that will transform the way you see the world.