You could take a semester of classes here at Illinois State University or you could take classes anywhere in the world!
Broaden your academic experience by taking classes not offered at Illinois State University
Experience life in another culture
Make new friends (ISU and International)
Travel the world AND earn academic credit
Global Perspective and Awareness
Yes, you get to go to amazing destinations and take pictures that make everyone jealous on social media BUT study abroad also looks fantastic on a resume. Not only are you receiving ISU credit for the classes you take abroad, but you are gaining life skills that make you extremely desirable to employers. Skills like:
Intercultural Communication and Critical Thinking
Adaptability and Problem Solving
Independence, Self-reliance, and Dependability
Financial Management experience
All of these are transferable and desirable in a global workforce. By studying abroad you will not only have the experience of a lifetime, but you will make connections that will come in useful later in life and set yourself apart from the other job candidates.
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