Why Study Abroad
As a future global leader, you need to feel at home in a fast-changing world. By studying abroad, you will experience new perspectives, learn how to navigate different cultures, work with diverse peers, and communicate in other languages. Whether you are a future innovator, entrepreneur, engineer, scientist, doctor, journalist, teacher or diplomat, these are the skills that will prepare you to solve the world’s toughest challenges, make you more competitive in the job market, and transform you into a responsible, engaged citizen.
An international experience should be part of your education, whatever your goals, socioeconomic status, or field of study. Every year, more than 300,000 American students study, intern, or volunteer abroad for academic credit on programs ranging from two weeks to a full academic year. International educational experiences that you undertake with thoughtfulness and purpose are valuable, regardless of duration or format. - US State Department
Are you an incoming freshman? Consider our Global Scholars Program.
There are many reasons to spend a semester or summer abroad, but the goals you make and what you get out of the experience ultimately lies with you.