Studying Abroad

A part of the college experience for a student is debating studying abroad to a different country while completing their degree. Some have done it and then many have not because of finances and other issues. But what my people do not realize is the effects of studying abroad. Studying abroad does not just give you the credits for the classes but will change your view about the world. Students have said how it has taught them different languages, built interest to learn more about other cultures, and made them appreciate their home.

                Outside of the advantage of being unique for studying abroad, there are many other things that come with studying abroad. Studying abroad has had increased popularity in the past few decades. In fact, after 9/11, the number of students studying abroad has risen by 20% (Gordan, 2006). Students believe he experience will help them grow in their career path as well as in their life path. They hope the journey helps them recognize their surroundings. Outside of the classes, students are put in an environment that pushes them to learn a different language. It makes them understand things that only someone living in that country would. Also, after studying abroad, students seem more intrigued to learn about other cultures. They gain knowledge about other countries outside of their own. Taking classes abroad lets the student consider working abroad as well. They have higher chances of landing a job outside of their home country. Also, this brings in other international students that are interested in studying in the US. It gives both sides the experience. The students that leave their country, also, appreciate their home more. They understand how their home makes who they are. Studying abroad should be considered by all college students.


Gordan, J. (2006, April 23). Studying abroad, safe or not. New York Times. Retrieved from