There are many reasons to spend a semester or summer abroad, but the goals you make and what you get out of the experience ultimately lies with you.

You’re in the process of completing the first step for studying abroad at WFU, but what brought you here? Do you want to become fluent in another language? Do you want to build your resume? Did your friend drag you along? Here are a few others reasons for studying abroad that you may not have considered:

  • Experience a new culture first hand
  • Grow personally; gain independence, flexibility, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Gain a new perspective on world affairs, your country and even your own school
  • Improve your professional and financial potential
  • Dispel stereotypes
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to travel
  • Conduct personal research
  • Prepare for graduate school