Why study abroad?

With more than 250 programs to choose from, there are just as many reasons Mizzou students decide to go abroad. Whether it is academic, professional or personal — or a combination of all three — you will return with a new, global perspective and knowledge of intercultural competency from your time abroad. Here are just a few reasons why studying abroad is an adventure you should take:

  1. Earn credit toward your Mizzou degree. Take classes while abroad that align with your interests and major. With early planning, you can take courses that you need to graduate on time and even get ahead on your coursework.
  2. Enhance your future career opportunities. Develop skills that employers specifically look for, such as foreign language proficiency, adaptability and cross-cultural competence.
  3. Discover yourself. Gain the independence and confidence that comes from immersing yourself in another culture.

Ready to start your adventure? Attend a Study Abroad 101 session to learn about finding a program, the application process, financing, course proposals and more.

Already attended Study Abroad 101 and want to ask specific questions regarding a program you’re interested in? Schedule an appointment with your study abroad adviser on MU Connect.