There are many reasons. Here are the most important reasons, as provided by UNO International Studies and Programs.
In March, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) joined more than 160 higher education institutions as part of the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
Already a leader in global engagement efforts, UNO is the only Nebraska school to join this partnership. As part of its commitment, UNO is planning to double the number of undergraduate students in the UNO Study Abroad program over the next five years.
Students and faculty embrace our global community abroad and on campus. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 282 UNO students studied abroad in more than 30 countries. UNO offers more than 20 faculty-led programs and has partnerships with over 50 foreign institutions. These partnerships provide students with an affordable way to earn credits while abroad, which makes the incentive to study abroad even greater.
You can study abroad for a week or two, a semester, or a full academic year. You can join a guided tour with other UNO students or go on your own. You can purchase an all-inclusive, no-hassle study abroad package, or you can create the itinerary yourself. There's a study abroad program that's perfect for almost any major. Explore your options in Getting Started.
There are many ways to offset the expense of traveling, living, and paying tuition overseas. UNO's partnerships with universities around the world allow students to pay UNO rates for tuition and fees. Your existing financial aid, including UNO scholarships, will apply. Scholarships specifically for studying abroad are also available. Learn more about Costs, Scholarships & Financial Aid.
In an era of globalization, employers of all kinds - businesses, nonprofits, government agencies - are looking for workers who can communicate in more than one language and navigate diverse cultures. Students who study internationally develop these skills. They gain real-world experiences that make their resumes stand out. Learn about how to use your study abroad experiences after Returning Home.
Students return home with a wealth of photos, stories, new friends, and an expanded worldview. Living in another country and becoming immersed in a different culture causes students to look anew at their own culture. As they continue in their personal and professional development, they have a better appreciation for the diverse perspectives of their friends and colleagues. This new level of intercultural awareness and understanding leads to a fuller, more rewarding life. Get started today.
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UNO Study Abroad was featured in the Spring 2014 Edition 1 of The Bullseye, a publication of the UNO Division of Student Affairs:
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