10 Reasons Summer Is Better Abroad

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Anna Egan
March 16, 2017

We’re going to be honest with you: summer study abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. Kick your summer up a notch and dance the tango in Buenos Aires, snorkel with sea turtles in the Galápagos Islands, or practice your French language skills with local students in Paris.

Grab your sunscreen, your sunglasses, and your passport, and forget summer as you know it. Here are 10 reasons why summer study abroad will be life-changing:

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1. Because the gelato is colder, richer, and creamier. You’ll never go back to eating plain old ice cream again.

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2. Because you’ll gain professional work experience with an international summer internship that will give you the skills you need to be a global leader. Can you say résumé builder?


3. Because summertime is festival time, and the festivals are louder, bigger, and better abroad.

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4. Because you’ll have endless photo ops of breathtaking mountains, skylines, landmarks, and more. Your Instagram followers will thank you.


5. Because you’ll feel the excitement with die-hard fans at larger-than-life sporting events that you can’t catch in the States. Think soccer, rugby, surfing, and more.


6. Because your new local and international friends abroad will show you the best shops, restaurants, hiking trails, and beaches so you can immerse yourself in the local culture.


7. Because an active outdoor lifestyle is better than the U.S. gym membership you probably won’t even use this summer anyway. We're talking hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town, biking the winding lanes of Amsterdam, sandboarding in the Atacama Desert...

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8. Because spending your summer exploring [insert awesome international city here] is a whole lot more exciting than sweating it out at summer camp.


9. Because summer school is fun when you’re abroad. Imagine having class on the beach in the Galápagos Islands, wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside, or crossing the Great Wall of China—all for class credit!


10. Because summer is all about making memories. Why not make them the best memories of your life?

Summer abroad program deadlines are just around the corner. What are you waiting for? Check out all of our summer internship and study abroad programs, and prepare to have the best summer of your life.

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Anna Egan

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