Are you on the borderline about deciding to study abroad or not? You’re not alone! Studying abroad is an educational and fun opportunity that should be taken advantage of if available to you. Studying abroad can bring new experiences and perspective, and create new social opportunities for students. In addition to the immediate benefits of experiencing a new place and the fun and excitement that comes with it, studying abroad also provides life-long benefits. Learning about different cultures and experiencing different academic environments provide students with a once-in-a lifetime global perspective that they can apply in their daily lives upon returning to their home college and for years to come. Here are the four major benefits of studying abroad that may help sway your decision:
As an international educator, your students’ health and safety is a top priority. Your students are far from home in an unfamiliar place. If they need medical care, they are thrown into a healthcare system that works much differently and is likely much more expensive than what they are used to. What strategy does your institution have in place so your international students can obtain and afford appropriate medical care?