A better question might be, why not study abroad? Study abroad offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the world in context and experience things first-hand. Interested in art history? Picture your classes being held walking the streets of Florence, inside the Uffizi Gallery, or standing in front of Michelangelo’s David. Studying political science or international relations? JMU students have interned in British Parliament, met with EU policy makers, and explored business in the Asian markets. In search of a field project? Geology majors have traveled to Ireland to explore a modern approach to field mapping. Study abroad offers all of these academic and cultural opportunities and many more.
To make the most of your study abroad experience, take time to prepare yourself academically and personally. It’s never too early to begin this process.