"Nothing makes you question your own country, culture, and personal views like stepping into a totally unfamiliar context and seeing how others live. Studying abroad is probably the experience that resulted in the most personal growth for me as a student (and later) a scholar."
- Paula McAvoy
Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education
3 Benefits of Study Abroad
Education and Career Attainment
Studying abroad can be one of the most transformative experiences in your college career. It allows you to see the world, meet new people and learn about the host culture as well as your own. The experience can challenge you to grow academically, personally and professionally.
As a future educator, the global knowledge, cultural awareness and intercultural competency you gain with study abroad are essential to help you adapt and thrive in classrooms and situations that involve diverse people, places, events, challenges, or opportunities.