An opportunity to study abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime, where your learning experience extends out to the world beyond the college campus. There are many reasons why you may consider studying abroad, though for every reason you come up with, you may find a reason not to. Deciding to study abroad may take a full semester’s worth of thinking.
Will Nichols, avid traveler and writer for Abroad101.com, a study abroad review website, has studied economic development in Buenos Aires, worked for a headhunting firm in Madrid, and politely feigned his enjoyment of a boiled caterpillar sandwich in Burkina Faso. He has traveled to 47 countries on 5 continents, and knows a thing, or 9, about why you should study abroad:
- See the world while earning college credit
- Improve your language skills
- Break your routine
- Meet new people
- Educate yourself about foreign culture
- Educate foreigners about your own culture
- Add value to yourself and increase your marketability
- Return home with a new perspective on your own country and culture
- Gain a new perspective on yourself
For Will’s elaborations on these 9 reasons and more on studying abroad, stay tuned for StudentAdvisor’s Guide to Study Abroad, coming out soon!
Have you studied in another country? What was your experience like? Would you recommend it to other students?