Why Study Off-Campus?

Why Study Off-Campus?

“Why study off-campus?” Students studying abroad respond to this question in a variety of ways. Here are some of the major reasons they offer for spending part of your college career exploring another culture:

Off-Campus Study will…

  1. Broaden and deepen your understanding of the world by experiencing another culture firsthand.
  2. Give you new insights and perspectives for both appreciating and critiquing your own culture.
  3. Enhance your overall communication skills---especially in cross-cultural situations---which enhances your opportunities for future employment.
  4. Help you to see how God is at work throughout the world and through varied and different people and cultures.
  5. Give you a greater global perspective on the governments, politics, and economies of the world---and how interconnected the world really is. Your worldview will be forever enlarged and enriched.
  6. Expand your compassion for people in need around the world, and help you discover new opportunities for service throughout your lifetime.
  7. Give you the opportunity to learn a new language in a country where that language is spoken and used.
  8. Offer the opportunity for developing friendships with new people in new and different places.
  9. Help you develop a better understanding of yourself and your place in the world.
  10. Provide a fun and memorable experience that will influence your entire life. You can see the world and earn college credit at the same time. Go for it!