Why Should We Study Abroad?

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In the article Passport to Knowledge, the author writes that studying abroad changes you into a different person (Gaines, 40). But how much can someone learn from working on their college degree from another continent instead of staying at home in the United States? After all, the idea of study abroad seems so wonderfully terrifying to most any college student. Many emerging adults are mentally burdened by a burning desire to explore and travel, but there is almost always more behind the desire than just seeing what there is to see around the world. It’s important for students to study abroad, at least, one year of their college experience in order to grow and change into open minded people. Studying abroad gives students a better worldview, engage in creative problem solving, and develop a better sense of self. Students’ lives are changed, and definitely for the better.
When a student goes abroad to study, they are doing more than just learning in another country, they are building a better version of themselves. Students who go abroad gain a new worldview because they are opened up to the perspectives of other cultures. These students will often develop new ways of solving problems based on the creativity and experience from their travels. Above all else, those who choose to study outside of the United States, or a culture much like America, will begin to understand and develop their own sense of who they are culturally, socially, and emotionally. The advantages of
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