Why Should Students Study Abroad?
Find access to exceptional growth through study abroad
Studying abroad is one of the best investments you can make for your future. It gives you the opportunity to explore new locations and cultures, broaden your global perspective, and grow personally, academically, and professionally.
Here's what you can gain when you study abroad:
Get ready for what the future holds
You might discover how to navigate a busy public transportation system or learn enough of a language to order a coffee at your favorite cafe. You may join a club or volunteer to engage with your host community. Whatever you do while abroad, you'll develop innovative problem-solving and cross-cultural communication skills, build confidence and resilience, and accomplish even more that will serve you long after you've returned home.
Stay on track to graduate
See your degree from a new perspective while you earn credit towards your program from institutions all over the world. Studying abroad doesn’t have to delay your graduation date - whether you want to go abroad for two weeks on a faculty-led program with fellow UNO students, or adventure independently for an entire academic year (or anything in between), we have the right option for you.
Stand out in your career field
In an era of globalization, employers of all kinds are looking for students with an international education. As a job applicant, you will distinguish yourself as someone who can navigate diverse cultures and face challenges competently. According to the International Institute of Education, international experience makes you more likely to graduate in four years, earn a higher starting salary in your desired career field, and be accepted to the graduate school of your choice. Those real-world experiences will enhance your resume too, by building skills like multitasking, independence, and of course adaptability.
Take advantage of affordability
Contrary to popular belief, studying abroad doesn’t have to be a major financial burden. There are many ways to offset the expense of traveling, living, and paying tuition overseas. From a wide variety of scholarships to special partnerships that allow students to pay UNO rates for tuitions and fees abroad, we will help you find an experience that fits within your budget.
When you study abroad, exploring gorgeous destinations, sampling local cuisine, participating in cultural activities, and making international friends are all on the itinerary. Every day turns into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So what are you waiting for? There’s no better time to start traveling the world than during college.
Ready for the next step? We’re here to help.
The prospect of studying abroad can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. The Education Abroad Office is here to provide you with the tools and resources you need to make informed decisions, prepare thoroughly and find success and enjoyment in your time abroad. We provide assistance that empowers you to take ownership of your experience.
So check out our Getting Started page, and let’s begin!