Benefits of Going Abroad
There is no substitute for learning abroad. Whether you go for four weeks or a year, living and learning in a different country will have a lasting impact on your academic and professional life. And when you graduate, you’ll be highly marketable as a global citizen.
Numerous studies that suggest studying abroad has a positive impact on your:
- Personal growth. Studying, working, and living in another country gives you space to help you learn things about yourself, mature as a person, become more confident, and become more responsible.
- Career. Going abroad tells employers you have ambition, the ability to adapt to change, and the skills necessary to succeed in a multicultural environment. It will give you an edge over competition in an increasingly globalized market.
- Academics. Not only do you get to benefit from the depth and hands-on experience while you’re studying abroad, you are more likely to have higher grades when you return.
With costs for many programs comparable to staying on the UCR campus, there’s really no reason not to go.
Start exploring your options today! Create an account on MyUCR Abroad and attend an info session to learn more.