Why Study Abroad
There are so many reasons to study, work, live and travel abroad. Through feedback from past program participants, anecdotes from our staff, and general information collected from various other sources, we have created this page to justify our claims that EVERYONE should seek out their own Global Experiences.
Global Experiences firmly believes that any experience abroad, whether as a professional, a tourist, an academic, or otherwise can be personally enriching and rewarding. We simply take that to another level by affording invaluable practical work experience at the same time. Each of our staff members has had global experiences (sorry, couldnŐt help it!) that have changed each of their lives in different ways, which help prepare your child more effectively for what to expect from their time overseas. Our team is focused on devoting attention to the needs of each individual program participant to ensure the most rewarding and inspirational international experience, helping them Get an edge in life!
We often hear comments like, "I learned more about the world and myself in 5 years of traveling than I did in over 20 years of formal schooling" and "I have a much clearer vision for my future now that I have traveled and gained a new perspective on life".
From parents we often hear, "I wish I would have done that when I was younger" and "Those opportunities weren't available to me growing up".
Global Experiences firmly believes that any experience abroad, whether as a professional, a tourist, an academic, or otherwise can as, if not more, personally enriching and rewarding than any other experience in one's life. Each of our staff members have had such experiences that has changed each of their lives in different ways.
For some those experiences led to career changes or new opportunities while others established unique and lasting friendships around the world. Some decided to pursue a graduate degree upon returning from abroad and others still have yet to return. Though the personal impact of living and working abroad varies for each individual, one thread of uniformity binds us all together, a greater perspective of the world around us and, of course, of ourselves as a result.
Here some reasons in a few words or less why one should travel, work, live and/or study abroad:
- Challenge yourself
- Learn a foreign language
- Gain appreciation for a new and different culture
- Gain appreciation for your own culture
- Establish new lifelong friendships
- See, feel, touch, smell, and taste what the world has to offer
- Because you'll never forgive yourself if you don't, just ask your parents