Why Study Abroad?
• Gain an international dimension and a global perspective in your major.
• Expand your range of course options and develop a global resume.
• Experience the increasing interdependence of the U.S. and other countries.
• Explore the role you can play in the global community.
• Increase your understanding of other cultures and get a different perspective on your own culture.
• Get to know local students, host families, and townspeople and immerse yourself in the life of the host country.
• Enjoy new and different activities that are native to the host country.
• Sharpen interpersonal and communication skills through interacting with people from backgrounds different than your own.
• Achieve competence in a foreign language.
• Enhance your sense of independence and self-confidence.
• Expand your career choices and clarify your personal goals.

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