Studying abroad may be one of the most enriching experiences for a college student. There is no more fun way to improve your linguistic skills, encourage your intellectual curiosity, and broaden your perspective of the world and yourself than to experience another culture first-hand. Check out what some of our study-abroad students say:
I went to Spain in 2015. To this day it is still one of the best experiences of my life. It definitely helped me in my professional life in many different ways. Not only did I perfect my Spanish, which I use in my current job as a nurse when we have Spanish speaking patients, but it also gave me the confidence and ability to adapt to a different lifestyle and to navigate something that is totally foreign to you. I'm really glad that I had the opportunity to go. I would recommend it to anybody.
~Chloe Botonis, Mizzou graduate, Nurse, Minor in Spanish
Studying abroad opened my mind to the diversity of this world like never before. For one month, Perú let me share in its culture: its food, its dances, its music, its education, its traditions, its history, its people. After sampling all of this, I became overwhelmed by the myriads of cultures around the globe that had never crossed my mind prior to this experience: cultures waiting to be experienced, shared, and valued. Although I still am a “home body” in many respects, my study abroad trip sparked an insatiable desire to travel the world and experience its cultures, just as I did in Perú.
~Simon Manring, Major in Chemistry, Minor in Spanish/Biology
You can also become a global citizen and increase your job opportunities by studying abroad in Spain and Peru with us. To find out more about these programs, click below.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.