Why Study Abroad

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Why study abroad? Because something unexpected is just around the world.

Imagine studying Roman history in the shadow of the Colosseum, practicing your Japanese as your order fresh nigiri in Tokyo, or snorkeling in the Galápagos Islands…for class! The world is your classroom. Are you ready to explore it?

What is study abroad, anyway?

This is your opportunity to live, study, and intern in another country for college credit. It's a semester or summer that will change your life. Study abroad is the reason you’ll stand out among your peers in the job market. However you define it, study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and the benefits of study abroad are endless.

Why Study Abroad? To see the world.

See the world.
Pretty soon you'll realize weekends are meant for travel...to another country.

Why Study Abroad? To develop your language skills.

Develop your language skills.
When you study abroad, you don't just learn the language, you live it!

Why Study Abroad? To gain professional experience.

Gain professional experience.
An international internship is a great way to boost your résumé.

Why Study Abroad? To step outside of your comfort zone.

Step outside of your comfort zone.
Walking to class, catching a bus to another part of town, and chatting with locals are the daily adventures where language and culture collide—and the study abroad experience comes alive.

Form everlasting friendships.
From classmates to host families, before you know it strangers become friends.

Why Study Abroad? To increase your self-confidence.

Increase your self-confidence.
Our students know it best: “The first person you find abroad is yourself.”
- Kiersten M. | IES Abroad London

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How will study abroad redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out.