Student study abroad in Paris
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Study Abroad Overview

Study abroad programs are more than just sightseeing! These programs give students the opportunity to see the world and experience new cultures all while furthering their educational goals.

More than 85% of U.S. colleges and universities offer some form of study abroad program (Whalen, 2008). Students who study abroad report increased gains in self-confidence, academic achievement and intercultural development.

Strategies

Administer Programs That are Academically Sound

Students should be able to draw clear connections between their experiences and the study abroad curriculum.

Prepare Students Ahead of Time

Address housing, travel arrangements, academic expectations, safety concerns, and cultural considerations well before departure.

Resources

Diving Deeper/Research