Matt Jadro ‘15 & Patrick Kelly ’15
The Gambia, Spring 2013
Study Abroad. Go Places.
If you’ve always wanted to get
your passport stamped you’ll be happy to know Elizabethtown College encourages
all of our students to study abroad for a month, a summer, a semester, or a
year. More than 200 Elizabethtown College students go abroad each year to
enrich their academic studies and experience new cultures.
Elizabethtown College students
can participate in several types of overseas experiences. There are more than
50 academic programs offered by our nine affiliates, and also many
opportunities to participate in a short-term faculty-led program. Students can
even volunteer, intern, and participate in directed research overseas.
WHY STUDY ABROAD?
Studying abroad during your college education is one of the
smartest decisions you will ever make. It will change your life
profoundly and increase your employment options significantly. Not only
will you learn about the world, you will learn about yourself in ways you never
Studying abroad isn't just about going to class in a different country.
It's about experiencing another culture from the inside out, putting yourself
in a completely unfamiliar situation and learning how to adjust and
adapt. It is an essential part to becoming globally competent and aware.
are some other reasons to study abroad:
You will be part of an elite minority of US
students who have overseas experience (a little more than 9% of US students
You can take courses that aren’t offered at
Elizabethtown or enhance your studies by going more in-depth overseas (i.e.
Asian studies IN ASIA, art class IN ITALY!)
You will meet people who you would never meet if
you stayed in Elizabethtown
There is no better way to learn a language than
to immerse yourself in it 24/7
You will get views about American culture that
will help you see yourself and your country in a whole new light
You will learn to adapt in ways you never
thought possible before
You will experience other cultures rather than
just read about them – you will become globally competent!
The Study Abroad Office is
here to help you through every step of the process, from finding the right
location to fit your education, career and personal goals, to helping you plan
and finance your trip, to helping you adjust back to life at
Elizabethtown. The Study Abroad Office can be found in Nicarry Hall