|Myths About Studying Abroad|
A STUDENT MUST KNOW A SECOND LANGUAGE.
Although knowing a second language opens ones worldview to other cultures and ways of experiencing the world, a second language is not necessary. In fact, many of our current cooperative programs in non English speaking countries offer the majority of their course work in English. However, there is the opportunity to take courses offered in the host institutions in its official language of study.
A STUDENT MUST HAVE THE KEYS TO FORT KNOX IN ORDER TO GO.
NO! If a student is accepted into a cooperative program, in most cases students will have access to their institutional aid and always have access to their federal aid. Programs and living abroad can be costly, so financial planning to go abroad is a must!
Most Study Abroad providers offer small scholarships and grants - so investigate your program!
A STUDENT MUST HAVE THE GENIUS OF EINSTEIN IN ORDER TO GO.
NO! To be eligible to apply students must have a 3.2 GPA or higher, simply solid academics.
STUDY ABROAD IS ONLY USEFUL TO STUDENTS WHO MAJOR IN A ROMANCE LANGUAGE OR ENGLISH LITERATURE.
DEFINITELY NOT! Study abroad is applicable for students from all disciplines. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent it will become a necessity to be able to work effectively from one culture to another simply to remain economically competitive.
Students from any major may apply!!