Why should you study abroad?

  • World view and open-mindedness

  • Opens up future possibilities for career choices

  • Learn a great deal about your own country by seeing it from the outside and the way outsiders see it

  • Learn a different way of life, culture, and maybe even a foreign language

  • Appreciate the value of knowing a foreign language

  • Learn how to travel: use travel guides and dictionaries, read train schedules, make travel arrangements, etc.

  • Learn a great deal about yourself, gain self-awareness, independence, and confidence

  • Sight-see and have fun

  • Learn a different perspective or approach to your own major or minor

  • It is an adventure — learn how to take informed risks

General reasons of why higher education promotes study abroad:

  • Advancement of access and diversity

  • More international content of the college curriculum.

  • Global context in your future profession and decision-making

  • The business community showed that corporations prefer graduates who have had exposure to international politics, trade and foreign language

  • Our national security depends on foreign language skills of members of the FBI, CIA and the Pentagon

  • We need greater multicultural and global awareness to promote world peace and conflict resolution

  • Global Education helps build the bridges between two different cultures (ours versus theirs)

Address Muhlenberg College Office of Global Education 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104