It’s hard to make one of the most fun times of your life even better, but studying abroad in college pulls it off with a flourish. Diving deep into your studies in a foreign country adds a cultural element that only enhances your college experience, in all aspects. Worldly exploits will give your résumé some pizzazz when applying for future jobs, and that travel experience will give you confidence, real-life skills and learning, and stories for days. It’s a chance to challenge yourself and can be the ultimate opportunity for personal growth. (The new friends and delicious food don’t hurt either.)
Whether you’re observing art class for the day at the Uffizi Gallery in Italy, practicing your German skills in a local university bar, or learning about marine biology in the waters of the South Pacific, the opportunities for epic educational experiences are endless. No matter your chosen studies, there’s a corner of the world for you to flourish. Here’s 10 reasons you should jump at the chance to study abroad.