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Why should your student study abroad?

Your student can benefit personally, academically, and professionally by participating in an international program.

Personal benefits

  • Become more independent
  • Increase flexibility
  • Enhance adaptability
  • Build confidence
  • Handle stress better
  • Experience new places
  • Make new friends
  • Broaden his or her cultural understanding

Academic benefits

  • Explore first hand what he or she is learning about in textbooks
  • Learn from ISU faculty and distinguished local lecturers
  • Connect with local students
  • Fulfill degree requirements
  • Take classes he or she would not have had the opportunity to take at ISU
  • Learn about different educational systems

Professional benefits

  • Connect with local professionals
  • Set himself or herself apart from other job applicants
  • Enhance his or her problem-solving skills
  • Gain leadership skills
  • International experience is more desirable in an increasingly global economy

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