The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) reports that from their survey of study abroad alumni, "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." (source: The Benefits of Study Abroad)
Students and recent graduates can find ways to go abroad again. Even someone on a tight budget can find work-related, volunteer and independent-study opportunities.
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