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Why Study Abroad?

The Georgia Highlands College study abroad program gives students the opportunity to travel to another country and take courses linked to an overseas trip. There are many reasons why you should strongly consider participating in a study abroad program while you are a student at Georgia Highlands College. First, study abroad is a unique learning experience. It is unlike anything you will do in a typical class at Georgia Highlands College. GHC students who participate in study abroad frequently report that it was the most fun-and the most academically valuable thing they did as a college student. Furthermore, because tuition and fees are so much lower at Georgia Highlands College compared to four-year institutions, study abroad is typically more affordable at Georgia Highlands College as well.

Next, study abroad brings you directly into contact with different places and peoples whose languages, customs, food and ways of life are very different than in the United States. Because we live in an increasingly globalized society, study abroad is a good way to broaden your horizons and learn to work with people from different countries and cultures. As part of this, study abroad can give you an advantage when you complete your college education and begin looking for a job. Potential employers are impressed with job candidates who are self-motivated, curious and are willing to work in environments outside their comfort zone. Participating in a study abroad program tells employers that you have those qualities. Finally, as a college student, you are at the absolute best time of your life to go abroad. If you miss this opportunity now, you may never get it again. So what are you waiting for? Enroll in one of GHC’s study abroad programs today!