I never knew what motivation was until I walked around a city where I could not understand a single conversation going on around me. The motivation to learn a new language so you can even just order your meal at dinner without having to point at a picture, or even say, “Hello, how are you?” to the locals as you pass by. Fitting into a new culture forces you to try new things.
How to Apply
Program requirements: It is strongly recommended that students sign up early for this program, as space is limited. Applications should be submitted by May 1 for the following Spring semester, and December 1 for the following Fall semester. All applicants must have junior or senior status at the time of their semester abroad and a 2.75 GPA or higher.
All approved students will pay a non-refundable $400 deposit the academic year prior to participation, which will later be applied to program fees. Participants will be expected to attend mandatory orientation sessions the semester before travel. Students from other universities will be able to participate in orientation sessions by videoconference.