I can be an advisor for students looking for any guidance on their journey to St. Mary’s. My experience could easily be presented for anyone looking into my program and I could provide information on the best ways to budget yourself while in London. Study abroad will be an experience I will never forget and I am excited for not only the experience, but also sharing it with others as
Study abroad gives you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better method of learning is to penetrate directly into the main foreign language. In addition to using the language regularly in everyday life, most universities will offer language courses to give you a more formal education. When you complete the course and return it yourself will bring with me a new perspective on the culture, language skills, a good education and are willing to learn. Needless to say, all these things are very attractive to future employers. Many students find that they like where they study so they decided to find a job
Ringed by enthusiastic faculty and hypermotivated undergrads, I felt gratified whenever I inspired a student to keep applying for aid, or heard that someone I had spoken with had earned a study abroad scholarship. Plus, the office’s multicultural atmosphere brought me to know students and professionals from myriad backgrounds in many fields of study; living vicariously through their global successes delighted my inner explorer. Finally, my mentor, Dr. Catherine Moore, whose zeal for continual learning and self-improvement I so admire, persuaded me to pursue a career in the field. Since then, I have explored several facets of the global education sector: I have written a study abroad advice column for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, been elected as President of Western’s Ambassadors for Study Abroad (WASA), a student organization for international education advocates, and continued to volunteer with the WIU Office of Study Abroad. Also, I had the opportunity to interact with bright, young student affairs professionals during a grant-f... ... middle of paper ... ...ack experience in, whilst providing my peers with valuable information from my own involvements.
I know that my term abroad will involve much more than site seeing, trying new food, and meeting new people, it will bring out a lifelong story to share what I experienced academically, personally, and professionally. Academically, I hope to be able to share my learning experiences, from the objectives learned in the courses to the different techniques used. Taking what I learn abroad, I would have the option to implement the knowledge gained into future courses I take and share insights and perceptions that were used, with my peers at my home campus. There are obviously countless experiences one gains personally from studying abroad. My hope is that I am able to look back on the friendships and connections I created, and the life lessons I was confronted with.
Learning about new cultures is my favorite thing to do. I interact well with others and enjoy networking with new people. I have found that my ability to meet new people is a trait that makes every visit I have taken to different countries an enjoyable visit. I wish to participate in this program because it has always been a goal of mine to study abroad. By participating in this program I hope to learn about another culture, make international contacts, and gain valuable international business skills.
One choice is obviously better in both cases, in mine it would be to work hard and sacrifice free time because in the long run showing dedication in the quality of your wo... ... middle of paper ... ... to one's goal. My Ithaca is to be accepted into the college of my choice. There are numerous deterrents that will be in my way, like trying to achieve good grades, affiliate with people who are trustworthy, and to find time to volunteer and help my community. However, there are also many things that can assist me achieve my goals like the support of my friends, the help of my teachers, having the right tools to get the job done. Furthermore, getting into a good college would make me feel a sense of fulfillment, like all the hard work I have put in has finally paid off, resembling Odysseus's dream which is to reach Ithaca, his home, where he will, too, feel most comfortable.
A Reflection on IDS 180-01 and How it Has Impacted Me I took IDS 180-01 because I’ve always known that I want to study abroad. I want to because of all the opportunities it offers. Studying abroad would be my first chance to explore the world on my own. It would also provide me with numerous opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom. Studying abroad is the best of both worlds.
Want to widen the mind and experience the world at the same time? Studying abroad does just that. It’s a life time opportunity for students “…to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems” (“10 Reasons…”). There are many benefits to studying abroad. While studying abroad, students are more apt towards personal growth.
Both schools will give you a well-balanced education in order to get the most out of your college degree. The main thing that I have received from my education is a better understanding of the world around me. I have become more open to different opinions and attitudes and have seen many sides of diversity. A well-rounded education has allowed me to learn about many other subjects that I wouldn’t have if I would’ve followed my first idea to get a business degree. I opted for the advertising/public relations route because it was more interesting to me, but mainly because I enjoyed all of the classes that I would be taking with this degree.
For a long time, I have always infatuated myself with different cultures and backgrounds. Because of my passion for learning foreign languages, I love interacting with people who come from different cultures. A professor from the International Business department once told my class, "San Francisco State has one of the best study abroad exchange programs and you should take the opportunity to study abroad as an undergraduate." Thanks to those words from my professor, I believe that studying abroad will give me the chance to explore while learning about the culture and custom practices of a society that is different from San Francisco, the place I grew up in. After taking some time to decide what programs I would like to study abroad, the University