When it comes to the synthesis of new perspectives and old ideas, few academic experiences can compare with study abroad. Through engagement with other cultures and through direct experience with others' thoughts, customs, costumes, foods and ways of life, students are able to learn about themselves.
"I tried to come to Iceland with little expectation and a strong but flexible heart," says Victoria Michalove, '14 international studies major. "I left with a mind overflowing with inspiration. Through this time abroad, I developed another lens for viewing my life."
In our increasingly interdependent world, a study abroad experience is an essential ingredient of a complete education and an advantage in graduate school and in the job market. It's possible for students to study abroad in every discipline, not only in Humanities and Social Sciences, but also in Management, the Arts, and the Natural Sciences. UNC Asheville offers students many different high quality programs and exciting destinations for their study abroad experiences.
Support from scholarships for study abroad is critical. Please consider making a gift to the Study Abroad program and giving students of all backgrounds an opportunity to discover a new world view.