Many years after my own exchange experience, I enjoy touching base on the value of these programs. The world needs exchange students more now than ever, since relationships are built between people over a cup of coffee, a meal, and a respect for each other’s culture. Here’s a blog by Le Petit Traveler about why YOU should be an exchange student (this can apply to your children if you are a parent). This is but one student’s experience. I am not necessarily endorsing this university, but any program that encourages students to travel abroad and provides the assistance for them to do so safely, whether it’s with a college professor who travels with you or you travel to a family who hosts you. Personally, I believe that living with another family (versus living in a dorm with other students from your home country) is a more immersive and challenging experience. The farther you go out of your comfort zone, and the more challenges you face, the more you grow as a person. Bon voyage, and enjoy!
There are so many reasons why you should study abroad! For starters, you’re going to be in another country and that’s awesome! Second, you’re going to be able to immerse yourself in that country and language and you’ll get to see what living in another country is like!
There are so many locations that you could pick to study and live, as well as universities that can help assist you in studying abroad. In my opinion, you should pick one of Harding University’s study abroad programs! Harding University’s International Programs is dedicated to helping students study abroad. Their goal is to give students the opportunity to live in a new country while learning about the world around them. As the Dean of the International Programs, Dr. Jeffrey Hopper, says, “Make the world your classroom”. Their goal is to give students the best experience abroad by teaching them about the city…
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