The Institute for Community Engagement at Peru State announces the upcoming study abroad opportunities for 2014!
In March 2014 students can travel to the Dominican Republic to participate in service learning experiences.
In May 2014 students can study the business practices and culture of Europe.
Each trip will allow you to customize your academic credits so that either trip could count towards your general studies and/or your academic major requirements.
Why study abroad you ask? Here are four top reasons, although there are many more (vistawide.com):
- Study abroad enhances employment opportunities. Did you know that only 4% of U.S. undergraduates ever study abroad? Through an employer's eyes, a student who has studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Your experience living and studying in a foreign country, negotiating another culture, and acquiring another language will all set you apart from the majority of other job applicants.
- Study abroad will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide. Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it's also exciting. It's an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems.
- Study abroad helps you to learn about yourself. Students who study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. The experience may perhaps strengthen those values or it may cause students to alter or abandon them and embrace new concepts and perceptions. The encounter with other cultures enables students to see their own culture through new eyes.
- Study abroad expands your world-view. In comparison with citizens of most other countries, Americans tend to be uninformed about the world beyond the nation's boundaries. Students who study abroad return home with an informed and much less biased perspective toward other cultures and peoples.
We have partnered with Education First, one of the world leaders in International Education (http://www.ef.com/us-home/) to help arrange our trips. Registering for your trip through the accounts established specifically for Peru State students, you will be guaranteed the price of the trip when you register, and you can set up a payment plan. With possible scholarship opportunities and being able to use financial aid for qualified students, there is no reason not to have a new adventure!
For information regarding the service trip to the Dominican Republic, and to register for the trip, please visit the following link:
PDF Brochure: DR%20March%202014
For information regarding the business and culture trip to Europe, and to register for the trip, please visit the following link:
PDF Brochure: Europe%20May%202014