Find the Best Study Abroad Programs for You

By Peterson's Staff updated on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Are you a person that’s always wanted to travel? Have you thought about what it would be like to live overseas? Are you drawn to international studies? If you have aspirations to become exposed to different cultures within the structure of a learning environment, you might want to consider focusing your college search on schools that offer programs abroad.

Study Abroad Offerings

When exploring schools that provide a study abroad program, the classes you would be taking and the format of the program are important aspects to consider. Study abroad programs incorporate travel straight into the curriculum, providing you with a unique educational opportunity. Coursework for study abroad can cover a variety of subject areas and often ties into an important aspect of the host country’s culture, such as its history, language, literature, architecture, or topography. Even if you are not choosing to major in international studies, you can likely still find a summer abroad program that incorporates classes in your area of focus, which can count as credits towards your concentration.

Schools offer study and summer abroad programs in hundreds of countries around the world. By taking you out of the classroom and allowing you to immerse yourself into life in another country, study abroad programs provide a three-dimensional learning experience. To find schools that offer study abroad to countries you might be interested in, take a look at the featured schools listed on your right.



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