Traveling is an activity which pretty much everyone likes. For some it is an occasion to relax and separate themselves from their busy life. For others it is an opportunity to observe how other cultures live. And some people simply just enjoy traveling for the fun of it. There are many ways to experience the world. One is study abroad, which I always considered but never understood how it’s any different from traveling on vacation. However, recently I discovered study abroad is a life changing opportunity that benefits you in so many ways that simple traveling on vacation does not. It helps you discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Joan Migliori, the staff member who spoke at the Study in Italy session …show more content…
However, my dream destination is Australia. I love sitting in the sun and swimming in warm, clearwater beaches and Australia is the home to the most beautiful beaches. It also has unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery. I would be fascinated to learn about Australia 's life and culture since it’s so much more different than New York City 's. However, to study abroad in Australia all the expenses are around $8,000. My second choice would have to be Florance, Italy because of the beautiful art history there. The program is about $4,500 to $8,500, but there 's grants for CSI students that can help cover the cost. My third choice is London, England, simply because I traveled there before and fell in love with the city and the people in it. I would love to go back to have an opportunity to learn about London 's history. The expenses for London are approximately $4,600- $7,000. These programs are not cheap so in order to acquire the funds I would apply for scholarships. First to apply to any program you need a Statement of Purpose, and two page overseas study application that includes, the confidential reference form, two references for semester programs and one for summer/winter programs and transcript with a minimum of 2.5 gpa. There is a lot of work and …show more content…
It would get me out of my comfort zone and allow explore things I would 've never imagined. More importantly I can from new relationships and form professional contacts. Although, these things may be beneficial there are many challenges that go along with living in another country, even if just for a few months. For instance, getting home sick. Not being with my family for a couple of months or even a couple of weeks would be hard. Getting home sick would be my biggest concern because I 'm used to being surrounded by many familiar faces and without those familiar faces I would get lonely, though, it would allow me to grow and become independent. Experiencing cultural shock, even when you return home is also very common. Once you become used to a foreign environment, your home might actually seem foreign to you. Another concern I had was how I would pay for the program cost, but after learning about the scholarships offered I feel it wouldn 't be much of a problem. Nevertheless, all the benefits far outweigh the challenges. Studying abroad would be such an amazing experience for me to learn about a different culture and improve my personal development, academic commitment, and career development. It’s an important period of anyone’s life and has a deep effect on students because people from all over the world come to one place having different backgrounds and different school
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David Brooks’ “Support Our Students” is an essay on the problem of low retention rates in higher education that I really wanted to support. As a community college student, it has been easy to see first-hand many of the problems Brooks has mentioned, from the need for childcare to the exhorbitant cost of textbooks. However, the essay, and idea, have two fatal flaws that lend it to reading more like a timed in-class essay for a community college final than as a legitimate critique of President Obama’s proposal to make community college tuition free. The critique ignores the very real problem of enrollment; that’s flaw one. Flaw two, Brooks’ own solutions are vague, unsupported, and lacking any kind of concrete evidence or sources.
Odysseus and the Roadblocks of Life Michael Jordan once said, “If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.” However, wholeheartedly I believe in that. No matter what you're trying to do, everything in this crazy thing we call life will come with challenges, and obstacles along the way. You can never achieve anything if you give up the first time something knocks you down.
My father has recently become unemployed, and my mother is still recovering from surgery as I write this essay and is also unable to work. I know my parents support my decision to study abroad, but they must prioritize the day-to-day needs of my siblings and their medical bills, and as such they cannot possibly afford to aid me financially. Unfortunately, I have continued to put off participation in international education because of financial hardship. I distinctly remember during the fall of my freshman year of college not being able to afford a one-week international exchange program.
Most people dream about sudden trips to exotic lands or planned voyages to previously familiar locations, but what is it that drives us to seek to leave our home? Why is it that we travel, even if we are completely comfortable in the country we live in? Pico Iyer, in his travel essay titled ‘Why We Travel’ states different reasons why he believes we seek the unknown. One of the points he claims that we travel for the “self and anonymity”. As he expands on this idea, it is clear to the reader that Iyer believes one of the reasons we travel is to be able to be “free of caste and job and standing” in order to better comprehend ourselves.
The feeling of doing nothing while traveling frequently caused anxiety for people who are used to their daily work routine; taking pictures while traveling offered people a sense of purpose when they
I. Introduction A. Attention Gainer: How many of you are interested in traveling abroad? For those who raised their hand, have you ever considered traveling to Australia? B. Reason to Listen: Whether you have thought about it or not, there are many interesting aspects of the Australian culture. You may listen to what we have to say about the unique culture and consider it as an ideal destination if you do end up studying abroad!
In the following I will talk about why one might want to study abroad. Challenges involved with living abroad. People study abroad because there is something more to gain from just studying in your home country. Students might have different intentions behind studying abroad, but everyone gains a lot of the same things. First of all you get to travel.
I have always dreamt of traveling the world, ever since I was young I had a longing to go to lands far away from where I lived. These dreams did not become a reality until I had enrolled in high school. My first year I was given the opportunity to travel to Italy and two years later I was able to travel to Spain. It would be during these trips that I would realize that I wanted to work in the tourism industry. When I searched for majors I realized the major that would best fit me, Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality.
I would place myself in a third-world country such as Ecuador because I would like to see how the health care system works over there. I would like to see how their hospital, nursing departments and in general how their clinics run. As a result, I can learn about different way they have to cope with lack of supplies and healthcare providers, and learn more things that allow them to continue on with their care. I love to learn about other individual’s way of adapting to their environment because it inspires me to grow and it also acknowledge that we might take for grant things that other countries don’t have.
Studying abroad will afford me the opportunity to experience dealing with diversity and cultural differences on a first-hand basis which in turn will help prepare me for a job in my desired field. I have always been interested in living and traveling abroad and would make the most out of this experience not only personally, but professionally as well. Question 2 What specific goals do you have for study abroad and how do you think you might achieve these goals, both on your own and through this USAC program? (about 300-350 words)
Ever since I entered ICU, it is one of my goals to be an exchange student, because I want to spend one year in other country to study in different language during my college life. In that way, I can broaden my mind and learn different ways of thinking in that country. Every time I travel other countries, that experience makes me feel like I can see many things clearer than before. Also, by changing my environment for a year, I want to learn many things that I cannot learn in Japan. The experience of living in other county for a year will be a good chance for thinking about my future and myself.
Travelling helps us to know more about different lifestyles, cultures, cuisines and festivals. Visiting new sights and exploring new places increases our knowledge and widens our global perspective. We get to learn so many things about different cultures and customs. It makes us open minded and gives us a new viewpoint about life and it also changes some of our bad habits.
Many people plan to see the world or to travel at some point in their life and have new experiences but few ever get the opertunity to do so either due to work, school or simple problems in everyday life. The few that do however get the chance to travel abroad and see the world might not be able to do so until they are very old or have retired. Because of this I propose a program that would allow students to see the world while they are still in school, realitively unbrudened by things such as work or worry of money, bills or insurence. The program I have in mind is known as the student exchange program. The student exchange program allows for a student to leave their country of residence and take up residence in another country all while still going to school and studying within the country.
Unfortunately, I find that the immense larger part of understudies who don't go do as such essentially out of carelessness: either on the grounds that the idea never truly jumps out at them, or requires an excessive amount of activity. On the off chance that it’s conceivable, do it. It is obviously normal for one to feel fear at the idea of being totally overwhelmed in a society altogether new to their own as well as the long timeframe. However I whole‐heartedly recommend all able students who have the way to travel to another country, whether they acknowledge it or not, to do as such. The thought can be daunting, however you'll find something you