Reasons to Study Abroad

Reasons to Study Abroad
Written by Melissa Johnson '18 Not that you really need an excuse to fly to another country and immerse yourself in a novel culture and indulge in their finest foods, but here’s a list of 12 reasons to study abroad—just in case you’re not convinced yet. Learn more about yourself and become more self-aware. Boost your self-confidence and independence. Find new interests and experience new things. It’ll look good on your resume. Make lifelong friends. See your own culture through another lens. Gain a global mindset. Be spontaneous and adventurous. Find out they’re nothing like us. Find out they’re just like...
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Chronicling Your Travels

Chronicling Your Travels
Journaling or keeping a diary while abroad can be beneficial, both for your schoolwork and your personal life.   It can help you keep track of all that you saw and did while abroad.  We think we will remember everything we see and do and we will remember many parts of the trip, but what starts to happen is your mind forgets different aspects or things that you might want to remember later on.   It helps capture your thoughts and reflections on what you saw in the moment and helps you reflect and think more critically about what you are...
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What if I Want to Study Abroad in the Summer?

What if I Want to Study Abroad in the Summer?
You have determined that studying abroad during the academic year will not work in your schedule for one reason or another.  Maybe you are double majoring and there isn't room in your schedule or maybe you are wanting to finish in three years, which is leaving you with no room in your schedule.  Whatever the reason, there are other options for you!  One of the best options would be to study abroad during the summer.  This, at Hiram, would be considered a non-traditional trip (i.e., not one led by Hiram faculty), but you can still explore the world and have it...
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There’s More to Studying Abroad Than you Think

There’s More to Studying Abroad Than you Think
Written by Shannon Enoch '19 Have you ever wanted to go see the Eiffel Tower or Sydney Opera Hall? What about immersing yourself in the Chinese culture while living in the heart of Beijing? Have you ever wanted to experience the world outside of a lecture hall? Consider Studying Abroad! You’re probably thinking it isn’t even an option because you’re still in college and finals are tough and you barely have time to get your papers done, let alone look into a cool trip…but don’t worry! That’s where we come in and save the day. At Hiram, we have experts who...
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How Can Studying Abroad Help Me in My Career?

How Can Studying Abroad Help Me in My Career?
In 2014, CNN reported that studying abroad could help students get a job after college.  The experiences that you have while abroad are life changing and can inform many of your decisions afterwards.  By utilizing your study abroad experience in your resume and on your interviews, you become more marketable in today's global climate.  Did you know that those students who have graduated from college and have a study abroad experience or two under their belt find jobs after college on average more quickly than those who do not have a study abroad experience?   CNN reported that First Lady Obama...
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