There are so many reasons why you should study abroad! For starters, you’re going to be in another country and that’s awesome! Second, you’re going to be able to immerse yourself in that country and language and you’ll get to see what living in another country is like! 1,207 more words
Many years after my own exchange experience, I enjoy touching base on the value of these programs. The world needs exchange students more now than ever, since relationships are built between people over a cup of coffee, a meal, and a respect for each other's culture. Here's a blog by Le Petit Traveler about why YOU should be an exchange student (this can apply to your children if you are a parent). This is but one student's experience. I am not necessarily endorsing this university, but any program that encourages students to travel abroad and provides the assistance for them to do so safely, whether it's with a college professor who travels with you or you travel to a family who hosts you. Personally, I believe that living with another family (versus living in a dorm with other students from your home country) is a more immersive and challenging experience. The farther you go out of your comfort zone, and the more challenges you face, the more you grow as a person. Bon voyage, and enjoy!