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Office of Global Education

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture, learn another language, gain independence and self reliance, these are but a few benefits of studying abroad that you’ll gain by joining one of Merrimack’s full-semseter or short-term global education programs.

How your peers view the benefits of studying abroad

Upon returning home, students were asked what impacted their lives most about their study abroad experience. Here’s what they had to say: 

  • “Studying abroad helped me gain the valuable skills of adapting to a new culture. While taking in everything the experience had to offer I was able to expand my horizons and discover new hidden perspectives.”
    Tania – Thessaloniki, Greece
  • “Studying abroad made me come to the realization that I would enjoy a career that would involve traveling internationally.”
    Jazzmyn – San Gimignano, Italy
  • “Studying abroad taught me how to engage in dialogue with another culture and how to learn from the community in which I was living.”
    Samantha – Bilbao, Spain
  • “Study abroad taught me a new culture and its workings, a language I learned proficiently, and how to engage in community projects within a city that changed the way I view the world and also myself.”
    Mark – Perugia, Italy
  • “Studying abroad allowed e to know a different culture and make different kinds of friends. It also challenged me to be independent and adjust myself to a strange environment.”
    Pengcheng Wan – London, England
  • “The most valuable skill I learned from studying abroad is how to be independent.”
    Ashley, Manchester, England