November 30th Assignment

Essential Question: How can I develop affordable study abroad options?

Why did you select this as your essential question?

Many students aspire to study abroad, but the cost may deter them from completing a study abroad experience. According to NAFSA: Association of International Educators, only one percent or approximately 300,000 students study abroad per year.

Study abroad can improve students’ foreign language levels and cross-cultural sensitivities—all skills that are highly prized in today’s increasingly global economy.

What excites you most about finding the answer to this essential question?

Federico Fellini said, “A different language is a different vision of life.” Studying a foreign language and then traveling abroad exposes one to different ways of life—expanding one’s world view to become more cross-culturally aware and well-rounded.

I am excited to develop affordable study abroad options so more students (including me) study abroad and become “global citizens.”

Do you feel that this question accurately reflects a desire/need that you have to find out more about this topic? Absolutely! I want to have multiple study abroad experiences while in college. I would like to better appreciate regional differences between westernized and developing countries; and visit several continents. To accomplish this, I will have to devise affordable study abroad (and possibly internship) options.

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