5 Reasons to Study Abroad Long- Term

By: Adrienne Allan, Study Abroad Peer Advisor

  1. Independence

Students who study abroad gain the ability to use the skills their parents and professors have instilled in them throughout the years and apply them in real-life situations while growing their independence.

  1. International Friendship

While studying abroad, students make friends from all over the world. Whether it is within the city, at school, or on a trip, international friends with different cultural backgrounds are everywhere.

  1. Travel

While in ones host country, the opportunity to travel is at your fingertips. Trains, planes, and automobiles can take you to multiple locations in just one weekend to experience new cities, natural wonders, and culture.

  1. Learning a new Language

With roughly 6,500 different languages spoken in the world, the odds of you being in a country with a foreign language are in your favor.

  1. Gaining Cultural Insight

Studying abroad is the best way to learn about another culture. While living in a country different than their own, students get to experience how locals live and interact each and every day allowing for an unforgettable experience that they will never forget.


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