Why study abroad?
Pam Wye, who studied on a summer program in The Gambia and a semester program in Germany, puts it this way:
"Studying abroad was one of my best decisions. I feel more independent, open and interested in other cultures. For anyone thinking about studying abroad, I would say 'DO IT!' I am able to apply so much of what I learned abroad to my classes and life back in the U.S. The whole experience was exciting and incredibly rewarding.""I feel other students should study abroad because when in their lives are they going to have this type of opportunity again??? The price is the same as staying here at St. Mary's but they are able to go over with people like them, students here in America, so they are not traveling alone, but still completely taking in a different lifestyle."
"People should study abroad because they get a new perspective on living, their country, and education after spending so much time in a foreign country. You can't learn it in a week or in America. You need to go away to get the full experience of life."