Endicott Education Abroad: Where Will You Go?
Studying abroad broadens horizons by exposing students to diverse cultures and perspectives, fostering greater cultural sensitivity and global awareness. It promotes independence and adaptability as students navigate unfamiliar environments and overcome challenges on their own. Additionally, it enhances academic and career opportunities by providing access to unique educational experiences, language skills, and international networks.
Through semester-long academic study, faculty-led study trips, global internships semester-long internships, students gain new confidence and self-awareness, and obtain the skills necessary for success in today's economy.
Thank you for considering education abroad as part of your academic experience at Endicott College. The Office of International Education staff looks forward to working with you to find the most appropriate destination for your major and academic pursuits.
Dean, International Education
Why Education Abroad?
Education abroad (study abroad, study away, and global internships) provide students with important "people-to-people" exchanges enabling knowledge sharing, and an ability to successfully communicate across cultures. Such skills help students collaborate and problem-solve on major issues of the day, and bring new perspectives to their academics, their careers, and personal lives.
Education abroad is an investment in your future. Education abroad experiences provide critical and direct preparation for all areas, disciplines, and careers. Studying abroad helps students to become more independent, take risks, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. It will help you gain new insights, awaken new passions and pursuits, and develop language skills.
You get out of study abroad what you put in. Research is key in finding the best program for you. Take the time to consider your academic needs, and your career path, and life after college. Think 2–5 years into the future, and imagine the skills and benefits your global experiences might bring to your field, and how you can become an even more qualified candidate. Engaging with local communities is important to getting a better understanding of a country’s culture and having a truly unique experience. What happens outside the classroom is as important as what students experience inside the classroom.
Education abroad makes us all ambassadors. Diplomacy is no longer just government to government—it is now artist-to-artist, scientist-to-scientist, and student-to-student. By going abroad, American students give citizens of other countries greater insight into the diversity of the United States. On the flip side, when international exchange students receive a warm welcome in the United States, their positive impressions of the United States increase dramatically. As Ambassador Caroline Kennedy states: “Study abroad is something that you can do for yourself and your country.”
Globalization is here to stay. All students will work in our interconnected global world and are best prepared when they study or intern abroad.
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