This past spring i made the decision to study abroad in beijing, china studying abroad is an unforgettable experience no matter which country you choose to go to, but it’s still very important to decide on the best program for you. 10 most importantly take a chance and study abroad as a freshman, i was discouraged from studying abroad and a lot of my professors and classmates suggested that i wait until i was older but i knew this was something i had set my mind on and really wanted to do. Several of us are exploring the correlation between study abroad and student success (as defined by persistence and on-time graduation) taking an initial look at the statistics, undergraduates at the university of iowa who study abroad are 44% more likely to graduate in four years than students who do not.
Studying abroad is one of the best ways undergraduate and graduate students gain the international experience necessary to succeed in today's global workforce studying abroad is the key to. Ask your study abroad program to give you the contact information for students who just completed your program these students can you give you tips, advice and stories about their experience abroad in your host country to better prepare you. Studying abroad has countless benefits for the participants, and also is extremely important in terms of our country’s relationship and leadership ability in the rest of the world there are many personal benefits provided to the participants of study abroad programs.
Students who studied abroad also graduated at four, five, and six years at a rate higher than those did not participate in study abroad, which held constant across gender, ethnicity, major field of study, status as first or second generation college student, parental income, predicted first year gpa, sati composite range, high school gpa and high school quintile, and first quarter ucsd gpa. Working or studying abroad will both challenge you and strengthen your interpersonal skills students often cite how the experience has led to intellectual, cultural, and personal development what is too often understated is how the experience can set you apart in the job market by strengthening. Study abroad success stories the study abroad program is the opportunity of a lifetime i encourage all students to take part in the program don't be intimidated gateway staff members help you through the application process, financing, and trip planning it's an amazing experience. Study abroad success stories listen gateway students like allison amber and stacy tompsett have traveled the world and expanded their educational experience through the gateway global scholars program.
Studying abroad helps students learn and improve vital leadership skills these skills include communication skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills these skills include communication skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills. What statistics show about study abroad students while available statistics on study abroad might still be limited, there are some notable studies on study abroad and careers, learning, academic performance, retention, and personality development.
Studying abroad is the key to success in a global workforce maria boublil educational and career consultant, founder of isolve consulting viewstock via getty images. Becoming the best in one's field is easier abroad because the best opportunities and institutions are abroad this is what should drive you abroad—nothing else fleeing africa and the 'poverty' is not a valid reason for going abroad. Those who leave africa because they want to “flee” never succeed abroad because from the outset, their minds are far from their studies/becoming a success and geared towards all the wrong things to search for ways and means to be (among) the best in your field should be the reason that takes you abroad —that and nothing else. Studying abroad develops global competency and demonstrate to employers that you are equipped to work effectively in today’s globalized workplace discover alternative career paths studying abroad can open your eyes to a plethora of job opportunities for your major that are beyond what you envision.