Nearly eVeryone Would aGree that study abroad is a life-changing experience. But how does it actually change your life … and what kinds of
changes can you expect before, during, and after
any experience abroad?
this question is more complex than you might
think. studying or doing research abroad is a very
personal experience, and your reaction to the
experience may be colored by your own unique
background, personality, curiosity, coping skills,
powers of observation, and flexibility.
What’s more, participating in a study abroad
program in a country where you speak the language and are familiar with the culture will be
a completely different experience than doing
research in a country that you are just discovering. even doing research for a couple of weeks
in a country that is outside your “cultural comfort
zone” can deliver experiences and lessons you
might never get in a semester-long stay in a country that seems less “foreign” to you.