After our recent âGo Farâ campaign, we had a whole slew of wonderful reasons why YOUâstudents like you that isâstudy abroad.Â There were several common themes repeated, so we thought, why not share? Here’s our TOP FIVE reasons why students study abroad.
1.Â Â Â Explore and experience a new place.
âEvery experience of exploring a diverse place left me with a desire to discover what else the world has to offer.ââRommy
âI am most excited about living with a Spanish host family and traveling on the weekends to experience all of Spain.â–Sydney
2. Discover what they’re capable of on a larger scale.
“I want to explore the world, live my dreams, and discover what I’m capable of.” — Kirstin
âTraveling to Australia to study for a semester will not only allow me to meet unfamiliar people and experience a different culture, but hopefully gain self confidence by leaving my âsafe harbor.â — Kristin
3. Expand their understanding of the worldÂ byÂ learning from others.
âPacking bags, studying Spanish, learning this country…my roots will grow deeper, I will know growth, and my life will expand.ââMallory
âI hope this broadens my perspectives and contributes to my personal development and independence.”
4. Expose themselves to new places, people, and ways of thinking.
âI want to gain exposure to a different culture as I have never been out of the United States before. I want to break the bubble that I live in…ââJeff
âI will have an understanding of another part of the world by experiencing and living in another culture.â– Wanda
5. Immerse themselves in a different county, culture, and environment.
“I am excited to … immerse myself in a different culture by studying Spanish and living with a host family. I think the only way to understand a culture is to live in it…ââCassie
âImmersed in Ghana, [I will gain] insights to creativity and the arts/ Where expression can be different through others heartsâ â Aleah
After reading these (again), I want to go. As a college student, your years free from the 9 to 5 are most likely dwindling. Why not go?!
We’d love to hear from you on why you have or will study abroad!