Study abroad programs offer students an incredible opportunity to build their resume, gain academic credit, explore different cultures and gain new perspectives. Not only is study abroad an incredible way to expand your horizons personally and professionally but they’re becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive job market. Unfortunately, however, such trips don’t come cheap but the best study abroad programs strive to keep costs affordable for students regardless of financial standing.
At Middlebury College, approximately 50% of juniors study abroad – more than any other school in the U.S. They offer around 40 programs ranging from studying humanities at Oxford to language learning in South America and they even organize excursions and cultural and social activities to fully immerse students into their destinations.
St. Lawrence University provides another outstanding program. As one of the oldest coed universities in the U.S., they offer semester abroad programs in Kenya, Italy and Germany as well as short-term host institution trips during summer sessions.
The College at FSC also offers numerous trips during winter and fall semester breaks, such as faculty-led trips to Buenos Aires or Madrid or discipline-specific programs like those available to biology students who travel to Belize or Costa Rica. Furthermore, scholarships, grants, and financial aid opportunities may help cover study abroad costs.