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Studying abroad can be a great opportunity to learn about another culture

November 30, 2011

Every year, thousands of American college students travel abroad to pursue their educations in international settings. The NAFSA Association of International Educators reports that more than 270,000 students studied abroad during the 2009-2010 school year. Traveling to a foreign country for school can give students a chance to learn a language and it will give them insight into another culture. This can help them develop a broader view of the world, which is beginning to operate on a global scale.

"Increasingly, students from the U.S. are seeing the benefits of pursuing their 4-year college degree by studying in another country," said University President Dr. Franco Pavoncello.

John Cabot University is an American university in Rome that allows students from the U.S. to spend their entire college career studying in another country, instead of the standard semester or year abroad. Regardless of how long students live overseas, they will likely want to stay in touch with their friends and families and international calls can get expensive. However, phone cards can make it easy to call home without cutting into their budgets. 

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