By Brook Reeder
Are you interested in broadening your perspective and learning more about foreign cultures and languages? Are you looking to witness a new way of life?
Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your college education. Studying at a foreign university, immersing yourself in a new culture, and negotiating a foreign language on a daily basis are all aspects of studying abroad.
East Stroudsburg University has collaborated with over 100 universities along 6 continents.
Information about studying abroad can be found by following the ‘International Programs’ link under the ‘Academics’ tab of the ESU website.
These partner universities “are determined to be academically worthy and located in safe environments,” as the page states.
The university has “direct agreements with universities in Europe, Central America and Asia.”
In addition, when studying abroad, students are not limited to traveling in just the nation – they can see neighboring countries as well.
For example, if you study in France, you could have the opportunity to travel through various parts of Europe including London, Barcelona and Rome.
Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to experiences different styles of education as well, possibly showing them a side of their major they may not have been exposed to.
Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in a new country, the distinct cultural perspectives fascinate them.
By studying abroad, they will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres and gain a better understanding and appreciation for the nations culture and history.
Studying abroad can look excellent on a student’s resume as well.
By participating in a study abroad program, students will gain a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn which are traits that are very attractive to future employers and on grad school applications.
Students have the ability to travel to international universities such as, Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai, China, Universidad de Jaén, Jaén in Spain and the University of Wuppertal in Wuppertal, Germany, providing them with a range of cultures and experiences.
Students who are interested in studying abroad in the upcoming Spring 2018 semester can contact the manager of international study programs, Steven Ives at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 45-minute information session to learn about how to begin your study abroad application and review all the options that best suit your academic and professional goals.
Applications for study abroad spring 2018 are due by Sept. 1, 2017.
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