People always want to know how studying abroad will benefit them. There are obvious benefits of traveling abroad like getting out of your comfort zone, being able to see sites that you otherwise wouldn’t, and having the opportunity to experience other cultures.
But what about studying abroad?
A recent study by Mary Dwyer and Courtney Peters has finally answered this question. They noted that “the first large-scale survey to explore the long-term impact of study abroad on a student’s personal, professional, and academic life shows that study abroad positively and unequivocally influences the career path, world-view, and self-confidence of students.” The two went on the explain that “when asked about personal growth, 97 percent said studying abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity, 96 percent reported increased self-confidence, 89 percent said that it enabled them to tolerate ambiguity, and 95 percent stated that it has had a lasting impact on their world view.” Studying abroad also greatly influences ones career path, “three-quarters of respondents asserted that they acquired skill sets abroad that influenced their career path, and 62 percent said that studying abroad ignited an interest in a career direction pursued after the experience.”
Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime experience that nobody should miss out on. Beau Monde is taking students on study abroad trips multiple times a year with previous destinations of Paris, Rome, Bruges, and Tokyo. For more information contact Ms. Sue at 503.226.1427. You may also visit our Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/beaumondecollegeofhairdesign to see pictures from past trips.