I think that, overall, the experience of studying abroad doe a lot more than just offer a rewarding academic experience. In addition to that, it offers students the ability to gain cultural awareness as well as mature and become more independent. As students who choose to go abroad will be immersed in a culture and language very different from that of their home country, the challenging experience helps one to become more culturally aware and also develop the tools to think critically.
I think that the most beneficial feature of this program is how it helps students to become more engaged in academic opportunities and cultural events around campus. The academic experience helped me to gain new perspectives on topics that I learned at my college in the US which helped to enhance my overall understanding of certain global economic,political, and diplomatic issues.