Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding education opportunities you can experience while in college. Students who study abroad develop a deeper understanding of who they are and how they want to direct their future.
Develop Personal Growth
Learning a new language, interacting with people from different cultures, and seeing historical monuments and architecture can lead to increased self-confidence and a better understanding of personal values.
Gain Cultural Competence
A person's culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs and values that influence his or her way of life and view of the world. Students who experience cultural differences can better understand values of other cultures and gain insight into their own.
Build Your Resume
A study abroad experience tells future employers that you understand the world, are confident and are willing to try new things. Your experiences living abroad, as well as negotiating with another culture, will set you apart from others in your career.
Make Your Dream a Reality
If you can afford to live on campus at WSC for a semester, then you can most likely afford to include a study abroad experience as you work toward your degree. You can also use scholarships, grants and financial aid to pay for the program.
“The biggest thing that I learned on this trip was that people of all ages and all different backgrounds can always find something in common. If we could find common ground with people who have been living in the jungle their whole lives, we can surely be able to find it with people in our own circles to help make our own communities better.”