Selfie of Andrew Johnson studying abroad in Greece

WHY Do You Want to Go Abroad?

Every good program choice begins with these central questions - Why do you want to go abroad? Who are you as a college learner and what are your academic, professional, and personal goals? Study abroad can propel your academics and career to new heights. So, spend some time thinking about it – why study abroad?

Study abroad can help you to:

  • Immerse yourself in another culture, perhaps another language, and improve your intercultural proficiency
  • Take courses which can be better comprehended in a particular location (e.g., history in the Balkans or environmental science in the Amazon)
  • Challenge yourself to develop confidence, independence, flexibility, self-reliance, and critical thinking skills that will make you more employable
  • See the world by travelling extensively and inexpensively as courses allow