Study Abroad Programs
Reasons to participate in a program
Study Abroad adds an invaluable dimension to a student’s academic, cultural, and professional development, and provides advantages in an increasingly competitive job market. First hand experience in other countries and cultures allows a clearer understanding of ourselves, our own society and culture, our place in the global community, and our common human heritage.
Participants will have a unique opportunity to experience the culture and customs of different countries. They will experience and compare the lifestyles of people in those countries, and hopefully, gain a window on life in another part of the world. Students will visit famous museums and monuments which commemorate the events and people who helped to shape that country's identity. This will change their worldview and make them more informed and better prepared citizens of the world.
New Perspectives on World Affairs
Students will expand their knowledge of internationalaffairs and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of globalization. This happens as they learnhow other economies and governments function, which allows the participant to better understand the roles that different countries play in the world community.
Students majoring in a variety of disciplines, including business, history, biology, literature, communication, languages studies, art, psychology, and education expand their career opportunities through participation in Study Abroad programs. Employers are well aware that those who have traveled abroad have a maturity and a worldview that cannot be achieved by those who never leave home. You come home enlightened by all you have witnessed and learned .
Enhancement of Resume
Regardless of the discipline, potential employers value students who demonstrate a desire to expand their educational opportunities through programs such as Study Abroad. They know that they are hiring an employee who has a sensitivity and a scope that others are missing.
Opportunity to Make Friends and Create Memories
Study Abroad programs provide students with an excellent opportunity to develop friendships and create memories. These moments are precious and remain long after the trip is over.
Here is feedback from students who participated in Study Abroad programs:
"One of the most important things I learned about on the trip was myself. I gained a deeper insight into what I really want to do, with my life..."
"This trip was one that I will remember for the rest of my life. I made so many new friends...who have made a big impact on my life."
"The things that I did and saw...changed me. My perception of the world is far greater and my perception of myself is different."
"Not only did we tour important sites in Berlin, we also saw interesting cultural, political, educational, and recreational places of interest. I was surprised at how much we were able to see and do in just one week! There was also ample free time in the evenings to explore the city and interact with the locals. The shopping and food were fantastic."
"Attending CDC in Koeln was the most cultivating experience of my college career."
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