Q&A: Why Do You Think Students Today Should Study Abroad?


ISA Study Abroad Student Blog

We asked and you answered! In our latest installment of “Q&A,” we wanted to ask ISA students a simple question: Why?  What is your motivation for moving halfway around the globe? What do you get out of it? What, beyond the obvious perk of travel, is it that makes study abroad so important?

« Why do you think students today should study abroad? »

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1. To Challenge Yourself

Studying abroad is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise either doesn’t remember it or hasn’t actually done it. There is confusion, and culture shock, and adjusting to a totally new academic system, not to mention the inevitable homesickness and constant craving for Taco Bell (which exists in Iraq, but bizarrely not Ireland). So why do it, if it’s so hard? Essayist Andrew Solomon once wrote, « Life is enriched by difficulty.” By studying abroad, I’ve found that to be true. I’m not saying that I’m going…

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