At Fontbonne University, students are encouraged to take advantage of the excellent study abroad program.
“I’ve never had a student come back and tell me they regretted going,” said Gail Schafers, director of study abroad and ESL. “Most students tell me it was the best part of their college experience.” Studying abroad not only enhances your education, but it also offers invaluable life experience that will benefit you for years to come.
Here are the top five reasons Fontbonne students should study abroad:
1. Your options are nearly limitless.
Your choices are almost endless when you study abroad through Fontbonne. According to Schafers, London, England is by far the most popular destination for students, but many also travel to Florence, Italy; Barcelona or Madrid, Spain; or Aix-en-Provence, France.
2. Most classes are in English.
Your location is not limited by whether you speak the language. Schafers assures that, in most cases, classes are conducted in English.
3. Choose the length of your stay.
You can choose how long you want to stay. Programs are offered in yearlong or semester-long programs. During the summer, students even have the option to participate in three to four weeklong sessions.
4. It’s impressive on a resume.
Our society is becoming more and more global. Whether you’re applying for jobs or graduate school, a study abroad experience can often make your resume stand out from the clutter.
5. Diversify your learning.
For most of us, the opportunity to travel far and wide doesn’t present itself every day. Taking advantage of this program at this time in your life will allow you to expand your mind, think differently and learn about other cultures firsthand – all while earning credit toward your degree at Fontbonne. It’s a win-win situation!
Read more about Fontbonne’s study abroad program.
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