Why Study Abroad?
So, why study abroad? You'll be able to see the world while also furthering your education. That sounds pretty good to us. On top of that, there are a few other reasons study abroad might be the right choice for you.
Expand your leadership skills.
Springfield College prepares students to serve as leaders in their careers, their communities, and throughout the world. Leaders who experience living overseas can enhance their ability to incorporate culturally diverse perspectives into their leadership and communication styles.
Learn a new language, or put a second language to use.
The best way to become fluent in a language is to be immersed in it. Learning a foreign language involves a variety of skills that can enhance your ability to learn and function in several other areas and open up a world of opportunities.
Become an expert traveler, navigating airports with ease while also earning college credits. While abroad, weekends and academic breaks allow you time to venture out and discover your surroundings. You’ll return to Springfield College with exciting stories of your experiences that you can share with friends.
Gain a new perspective on world affairs.
Expand your knowledge of the world first-hand by seeing it, touching it, and experiencing it.
Develop new abilities.
Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting presents you with an opportunity to discover new strengths, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems.
If you’ve never been on your own or far away from home, don’t worry! Many students studying abroad report that they returned to Springfield College with a newfound sense of independence and pride.
Gain a competitive edge for graduate school admissions.
If you wish to continue your higher education into either a master’s or a doctorate program, a study abroad experience can give you a competitive edge.
Learn more about yourself.
Students who study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. Encounters with other cultures enable students to see their own culture through new eyes.
Meet new people and make new friends.
While abroad, you’ll meet not only people of the culture in which you are studying, but also other study-abroad students from around the U. S. and other countries.
Become prepared for the increasingly globalized business world.
Globally minded employees are in high demand. International experience is a critical and impressive part of any résumé. In addition to the personal growth you’ll undergo while overseas, the international and cross-cultural skills you’ll develop can expand your employment opportunities and, consequently, your income potential.