Study abroad programs improve a student’s education exponentially quicker than if he/she stay home. In fact, a student lives and learns in his/her host culture and each interaction becomes an opportunity for such a student to both learn share his/her culture with the others. It is worth noting that the experience that one obtains while studying abroad translates into tangible benefits all through one’s life.
Study abroad programs for the United States students are imperative to the students and our country. The United States students experience the academic systems of other countries as well as the complexities of cultures in those countries. A United States student that has studied abroad is more competitive in the job market that the one who has studied at home. In the contemporary world, many corporations want leaders with the capability to live in various countries successfully as well as work with individuals of numerous cultural backgrounds. The study abroad programs offer the structure for the students to build the above mentioned skills besides giving them an advantage over the competition, which is equally important to the United States companies operating within U.S and abroad.
The study abroad programs are similarly important for the students from around the world. The programs enable the students to enhance their academic, financial, and professional potentials. When the students come and learn in U.S, they gain a lot and return to develop their native nations. Thus, the study abroad programs have long lasting value for both the U.S students and foreign students. The experiences and skills that students gain from studying abroad have a long lasting value as they assist in the nation’s political, social, and economic development.
I think Americans are too insular from my experience of learning at an American campus. Many Americans are uninterested in ideas, cultures, and individuals outside their individual experiences. Thus, it is a high chance for additional Americans to go abroad to study as well as live since this will give them an opportunity to learn about the other cultures besides appreciating different people. Students that study abroad face a number of problems including culture shock, feeling alienated, incapability to apply new skills and knowledge, and managing finances, among others. However, despite these problems, many students should attempt to study overseas because the problems assist in making them mature besides other benefits discussed above.
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