As colleges prepare students to participate in the global economy, more institutions are integrating international education into their core curricula so students can achieve global competence without having to leave campus.
Study abroad is a short-term education experience wherein a student travels to a different country to pursue a field of study for academic credit. Study abroad usually encompasses course work as well as culture and social immersion, sometimes include foreign language study. Most study abroad programs will last somewhere between three months to a year, depending on the courses available and the requirements of individual programs. There are several factors to consider when it comes to study abroad, including deciding to study abroad, applying to study abroad, where to study abroad, and reasons to study abroad. This topic will cover a variety of topics for those looking to learn more about the benefits, and potential risks of study abroad, as well as those who have completed their study abroad program or looking to apply to another one.