CIS Abroad Blog

The Positive Impacts of Education Abroad

There are many studies that point to the benefits of students receiving part of their undergraduate education abroad. What are those benefits that could be realized in the classroom through tapping into new attitudes and skill sets? And what are the benefits realized to the student and the institution for years to come?


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Great ideas come from discussion with others. Take inspiration from the ones below or pose your own questions to the field.

  • How have the perceived benefits of study abroad shifted over time? What were outcomes you couldn’t predict at the time?
  • As educators, what competencies do you want to foster in your students? Which ones do you hope they retain five years from now? Longer?
  • How do study and intern abroad programming help them grow these competencies? How do we know?

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