New Orleans student shares his study abroad experience
January 30, 2012
Studying abroad gives students the chance to take in a new culture, perfect a foreign language and grow as individuals. Sam Tabachnik, a junior at Newcome-Tulane College in New Orleans, Lousiana, recently shared his overseas learning experience in local news publication, The Tulane Hullabaloo.
Tabachnik spent a semester studying post-conflict transformation in Uganda, and he stayed in a town that was deeply affected by violence. "We immersed ourselves in this community and the vast majority of our learning came outside of the classroom," he wrote.
When he returned home, Tabachnik saw that his town had not changed in his absence, but he had grown substantially during his time overseas.
"I did not come back a whole new person," he explained in the Hullabaloo. "But I did return fully stocked with experiences and knowledge that I will never forget."
Other students who want to study abroad, no matter where they want to go or what degree they're pursuing, should not pass up the chance to do so if it arises. They can bring along phone cards when they head overseas as well, so it's easy to stay in touch with family and friends.
You Might Also Like...
- Some American students struggle to acclimate to new cultures
- Studying abroad can be a great opportunity to learn about another culture
- International students can learn just as much outside the classroom
- More Asian parents choose to send their kids to study in Canada as Australia reexamines visa policies
- Gap year travel can help young adults find direction