Less than 10% of American college students study abroad as stated by the Elmhurst college. Students who have studied abroad say It was well worth it and it helped them personally develop and had greater job opportunities because of it. College students should be required to study abroad because it will further advance themselves for the real world today.
Although, Some people are against studying abroad because of little knowledge of other languages, living with a random family, or because its too expensive. There are some study abroad programs that teach classes in English. The student could also pick a country where the majority speak English. Living with a family would give the student a better cultural perspective on things because they would eat home cooked meals, and be in the foreign language environment, and it would help them learn more quickly. Study abroad programs are generally cheaper than actually living at home. Also the financial aid the student receives from college will transfer over to the study abroad program as well.
Students should be required to study abroad because it would give them a chance to explore…show more content… Most students who study abroad say that they built up so much more self confidence and that the experience they had with studying abroad in an unfamiliar surrounding and they cherish their personal growth throughout the program more than ever. The Students will experience a new life by themselves. They will have no one there with them and it will give them a sense of being on there own. During this time, the student can really discover themselves and finding out who they really are. The student will be forced to become more independent and mature with living on their own. The students might also make lifelong friends throughout there study abroad experience. They could meet friends in the program who are also studying abroad or meet people in that