By: Leann Bentley
Embark on the trip of a lifetime
Have the stories of your friends studying abroad motivated you to follow in their footsteps? Do you feel the need to get out of your typical routine and dive into a new culture? Good news - the University of Wyoming offers study abroad opportunities to interested students through hundreds of programs.
What are your options when it comes to going abroad?
Exchange (you pay UW tuition)
Providers and direct enroll (tuition is directly paid to the host University)
Faculty-led courses (2-8 weeks overseas, taught by UW faculty)
Whether you go abroad for a semester, J-term, or a full year, this university offers programs in some of the most beautiful countries in the world. Your credit transfers back to UW, so you definitely are not wasting your time going to school overseas.
Leaving the familiarity of home to move your life across the world may seem scary and not worth it, but in this case, that is simply not true.
Riley Realing, a junior International Studies major is currently living and studying in Lille, France. I sat down (via WhatsApp) to ask her a simple question: “Is studying abroad worth it?”
Realing: “It is so worth it and I know that sounds cliché, but it is true. One thing that this experience is teaching me is the importance of learning a new language. Knowing another language and understanding it is such an eye-opening experience. My French has improved drastically and I have only been here for a couple months. I cannot recommend studying abroad more.” The photos displayed in this article feature Riley, taking in the sights Italy and France.
Studying abroad looks amazing on your resume, but that is not the only reason you should pursue it. Living life in a new culture allows you to become a more holistic person, compels you to gain competency in a new language, lets you face your fears, meet new people, learn to be individualistic in an unfamiliar place and gifts you with unforgettable memories.
Scholarship Opportunites For All
There are numerous programs you can study through and even more scholarship opportunities to alleviate the cost of travelling.
Curious of all the countries you could begin to call home? Here is your portal to studying abroad, from start to finish.
The application process is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps for applying for the trip of a lifetime.
Just need a quick recap of the entire process? These videos outline the entire process and map out the logistics of why and how to tackle the first step.
The University of Wyoming has connections all around the world- at this point in your life, why not see what’s out there?