Reasons to Study Abroad

According to the NAFSA Open Doors 2013 report, only 9% of US undergraduates studied abroad.
Only 3.2% of UofL students study abroad.
Consequently, studying abroad makes you UNIQUE!


As an important investment in your education while studying at the University of Louisville, here are some reasons why you should consider studying abroad:

  • Develop career skills
  • Increase employment prospects
  • Form friendships from across the world
  • Learn a new language or enhance language skills
  • Gain cross-cultural skills
  • GROW

*Click here for a list of transferable skills you may also potentially obtain from your study abroad experience.
(From University Studies Abroad Consortium).

 San Pedro de Atacama Desert, Chile

"Studying abroad helped expand my horizons, made me a more confident and independent person, and made me more aware of being a respectful, kind, and quality representative of the United States wherever I go." -Haley Massad, 2016

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