After a period of immersion in another culture, you will have an empathetic understanding of that culture, an experience that goes far beyond textbook and classroom study. You are likely to return with a new perspective on the world which has practical as well as deeper psychological benefits. Your values and assumptions will be challenged by different cultural and social dimensions. You will have a new sense of yourself and the place of your own country in the world. You will gain in poise, self-confidence, and self-reliance.
Study Abroad is no longer a luxury item in the college program. It is an educational and occupational requirement in this globally-interdependent world.