Why Should I Study Abroad?
Study Abroad in Mexico
The Office of Study Abroad at MSU has identified four skill areas that are enhanced through participating in a study abroad program:
- The academic/intellectual
Students develop skills in problem solving and with foreign languages; they gain geographical and historical knowledge; they're exposed to people who process information differently than they do; and so on.
- The professional
Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career, gain a sense of responsibility in working on a project, and so on.
- The personal
Students may gain an appreciation about what we have here in the U.S.; they often develop confidence, a strengthened sense of personal identity, flexibility, creativity, and so on.
- The inter-cultural
Students may increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural difference, develop language skills within a cultural context, become more culturally sensitive and accepting, and so on.