Global Engagement

Study Abroad

What is study abroad?  


Study abroad is a life changing experience and one of the most rewarding things that a student can do. Explore the world and gain international experience. Not only it is an opportunity to study fascinating subjects with your peers, but the experience in itself is a great privilege. Discovering new city with friends from different parts of the world makes studying overseas even more special.

Study abroad is the term applied to the participation of a university student in a structured, credit-granting program of academic study in a foreign country for a summer, a semester or an academic year which is sponsored either by an accredited U.S. university, or by a foreign university which is recognized in its country.

There were 270,604 U.S. students who studied abroad for academic credit in 2009/10, an increase of 3.9% over the previous year. U.S. student participation in study abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades. (Open Doors 2011 Fast Facts)

If you ask anybody who has studied abroad, he or she will most certainly tell you that it is a life-changing experience and one of the most rewarding things he or she has ever done. Explore the world and gain international experience.

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