Want to study abroad? Check out America.
Agrowing staple on the menu of most colleges and universities is the opportunity to study abroad, through which a student earns credits by traveling to a foreign land for coursework or a special project assignment. It’s a fine idea. The lives and careers of today’s young people will be inextricably bound up with global events. Simply to be a knowledgeable, effective citizen will require a grasp of previously unfamiliar places and some practice mixing and empathizing with the people who inhabit them. At Purdue University, we have boosted the number of graduates with at least one international experience by 70 percent in five years, to almost a third of the latest class.
Originally published: March 11, 2019
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post