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Why Study Abroad?

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Photo by: Erin Slocum, Denmark, February 2012

Study abroad is an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum. About one third of current UR students take coursework overseas. Each student has different reasons for studying abroad. Perhaps you want to challenge yourself academically or develop fluency in another language. Maybe you seek adventure or a career-enhancing international experience. Whatever your motives, you'll find that your overseas studies complement your academics and allow you to develop new interests leading to future research or career endeavors.

What Can I expect if I study Abroad?

Study abroad places you in an intensified learning environment in another country. Classroom instruction and research may be enhanced by homestays, academic internship, field study, or community service. These create a rich context for experiential learning. You will return well-informed about customs and conditions in other countries, and with a better understanding of your own country.

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