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