Pack Your Bags: 5 Reasons to Study Abroad

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Studying abroad can be a life changing experience. So much so that nearly 300,000 students study abroad each year.

A semester or year abroad is a great opportunity for college students to get immersed in a different culture, build their network, boost their résumé and enhance their story through the process.

We asked students what was their favorite part of studying abroad.megan12williams_1438058035_93

I studied abroad in Costa Rica, and I loved being able to volunteer in the La Carpio. It expanded my view of the world so much, and it made me grateful for all that I have.

Megan Williams, New Mexico State University


The experience of meeting many people everyday.

Tapiwa Kingsley Ndlovu, Drexel University


Being submerged into a different culture with classmates as eager to learn as I was.

Kara Daniels, The Ohio State University

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Being dumbfounded by relatively small cultural differences.

Zach Kahn, George Washington University


Learning the culture and seeing the world through their eyes.

Waheed Gbadamosi, Cameron University

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