3 Reasons to Study Abroad This Summer

By Valeri Boyle on January 24, 2013

Summer study abroad programs truly give students the best of both worlds; the ability to study in a foreign country without sacrificing their on-campus life. Typical summer study abroad programs take place between May and August and can last anywhere from two weeks to two months. The benefits of a summer study abroad program are seemingly endless; here are just a few:

  1. No need to sacrifice an on-campus life. A typical student does much more than just go to class. Many are student athletes, members of clubs and organizations, or hold on-campus jobs. Because of these commitments, a lot of students find it difficult to partake in a traditional study abroad program. With a summer study abroad program, students are able to maintain their on-campus life during the semester, and travel abroad in the summer. Win/win!
  2. Earn extra credits. Many students that study abroad talk about the amazing sites they saw, the great friends they made, or the delicious new foods they tried. What they forget to talk about is the fact that they did all these things in between classes. Studying abroad is much more than just traveling; you get to experience life as a student in a foreign university while earning credits that may be used towards graduation.
  3. Bring education to life. Why read about that beautiful piece of art when you can see it in real life? Majoring in culinary arts? Why not learn from the masters in France.  Thinking about going into business? Intern abroad to get real world experience. Going above and beyond what you learn in the classroom may not only improve your educational experience, but it may help you find your true passion.

Ready to get started? Find a summer study abroad program now!
Still not sure? Check out some more benefits of studying abroad.

By Valeri Boyle

Uloop Writer
StudyAbroad.com is the Internet's leading source of information on educational opportunities for students to study abroad. Join the movement - Study Abroad!

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