Why Study Abroad?

New ZealandStudying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your college career. Most returnees agree that studying abroad was one of the best choices that they made in college. Today, our world is becoming more and more globally interconnected. Businesses, schools and organizations need leaders who can work effectively across cultures and disciplines. Study abroad is the perfect experience to gain multicultural competence and understanding.

Studying in a foreign country also encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and learn new ways of thinking. You will experience new sights, sounds, and a different way of life. Instead of opening a textbook, you will be able to learn through firsthand experience.

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 expensive!
    - Grant and scholarship options available
    - Exchange programs may UWGB tuition overseas
  3. I won’t graduate on time!
    - Plan ahead! Semester programs cover all majors and minors on campus
    - Short term options available during breaks

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