|Study abroad offers the opportunity to expand ones' education by placing them in a setting that differse immensely from their own.
I was given the opportunity to step outside the mainstream American worldview and experience life in a new perspective.
This is a valuable experience that cannot be taught in a classroom, but must be experienced first hand.
From volunteering at the SAMMinistries, to our brief stay in Oaxaca. Through this I have gained a better understanding of international, political and econmic issues.
I have gained an appreciation for the richness of different cultures and traditions and what they might teach us, not only about others but perhaps more importantly about ourselves.
I would recomend that every student do at least one study abroad program. I have a new thirst for knowledge of the world around me, and will continue to try and quence it with more study abroad programs!