Study Abroad: A Personal Experience

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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 to 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 simply 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 was very informative and captivating when she spoke of studying abroad. She started the session by explaining what study abroad is. It is the act of a pursuing educational opportunities in a country other than one 's own. In other words you not only get to visit another country, but you also get to learn and live in their culture while getting your college credits. Even if people can 't or don 't want to study abroad for whatever reason, the Center for International Service has many activities on campus that support comprehensive internationalization, so that all students are presented with opportunities that promote global-mindedness, cultural diversity, and international understanding. What amazed me most is the fact that there are so
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