Why Study Abroad is Important
Studying abroad could be one of the most valuable experiences your son or daughter has in college. Studying abroad can increase self understanding and confidence, speed up maturity, influence students' world views, enhance their interest in studying, help them decide on a major, heighten foreign language skills, develop an open mind, encourage diversity, and influence their entire life for the better.
Articles that provide useful discussions about the benefits of study abroad:
Study Abroad: A Lifetime of Benefits , by Amy Ruhter McMillan and Gayly Opem
Effective Marketing of International Experience to Employers , by Cheryl Matherly, Ed.D. (in Impact of Education Abroad on Career Development)