Why study abroad

Why study abroad

Students who study abroad can benefit personally, academically, and professionally.

Personal benefits

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

Academic benefits

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

Professional benefits

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

The College of Human Sciences also offers study abroad programs with specific major focuses for those looking to benefit directly toward their area of study.