Although geography is constant, technological advances have narrowed the metaphorical distance between people around the globe. Our world is becoming smaller and we are increasingly interdependent on a number of levels – economically, technologically, politically, and socioculturally.
We value the role that international experiences play in preparing you for a successful career and leadership roles in our increasingly diverse and challenging global environment. Honing global competencies is crucial for graduates, whether you remain here and contribute to Texas or travel beyond its borders.
Why should I go abroad?
An international experience builds the skills and qualities that employers look for. Also, you will learn about your own capabilities and goals. You will experience subjects that come alive when in their environment, rather than simply read about in texts. By reaching beyond borders and experiencing another culture, you will gain new perspective and become more globally engaged. In addition, study abroad returnees show higher rates of civic participation, volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, and are more likely to attend graduate school.
What can be gained from studying abroad?
- Appreciation of diversity
- Communication skills
- Proficiency in a foreign language
College of Liberal Arts Global Experience Scholarship
In addition to study abroad, Global Experience Scholarships apply to other types of experiences as well, such as internships and research. Global Experience scholarships are one-time, need-based awards to eligible Liberal Arts majors who will participate in certain credit-bearing international experiences during the semester or summer. If you have any questions or would like more information about the College of Liberal Arts Global Experience Scholarship, please contact Ms. Diana Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to provide a number of high quality study abroad opportunities each year. In addition to semester-long exchange programs, a number of dedicated faculty in our College lead programs each summer to all corners of the globe. If we don’t offer a program that meets your needs, the Study Abroad Programs Office can help. The possibilities are limitless. If you can dream it, you can do it.
Do you want to study abroad, but don’t know where to start? Visit a Global Ambassador! They are peer advisers trained to help you find the study abroad program that meets your needs. The Global Ambassadors are located in the Richard Coke Building, suite 202 and are available on a walk-in basis.
The walk-in hours for spring 2017:
Mondays from 1-3
Wednesdays from 3-5