Why Study Abroad?

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  - Mark Twain

Participating in a UW-Green Bay study abroad program can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your college career! Think about how interconnected our world is today in every social aspect and in every career field. Think about the global experiences you have every day!

An experience abroad will not only prepare you to work in an intercultural setting, you will be a benefit to employers looking for new leaders who can work effectively across cultures and disciplines and who are looking for employees who are confident, think outside of the box, and can adapt easily to new situations.

Why Me?

Students study abroad for a number of reasons! Besides the benefits toward your future personal, academic, and professional paths students find study abroad very rewarding, in fact the only regret most students have is that they didn’t go earlier or didn’t stay longer!

Other students have found that study abroad is a great way to explore their identity or ancestry, a way to improve self-confidence, to visit a bucket list destination, or to truly learn about themselves while abroad.

"My advice for people who want to study abroad is to not let any of the fears you have stop you. You have so much to gain by going, and it’s really a once in a lifetime experience that is not worth passing up on. You learn so much about yourself and others"
- Kassie Yunto, UW-Green Bay alum who studied in South Africa.


There are many benefits to study abroad. Some of them include:

  • Being able to step outside of your comfort zone
  • Experience new perspectives
  • Explore different courses, ideas, and cultures
  • Learn a new language or improve one you already know
  • Gain skills in flexibility
  • Greater independence and resourcefulness

"Study abroad is quickly becoming the key to success in our global economy. Because getting ahead is today’s workplaces isn’t just about getting good grades, or test scores in school (which are important), it’s also about having real experience with the world beyond your borders, experience with languages, cultures and societies very different from your own." - Michelle Obama

3 Myths of Study Abroad

There are three myths to study abroad that we try to dispel for all those interested in international education. ALL of these are false!

  1. You have to know a foreign language
    • Most programs have NO language requirement!
  2. It's too exprensive
    • Grant and scholarship options are available
    • Exchange programs pay UWGB tuition abroad
  3. I won't graduate on time
    • Plan ahead! Semester programs cover all majors and minors on campus
    • Short-term options are available during breaks

Check out our flyer with more information here