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A study abroad experience – be it for a few weeks or a year – can provide a first-hand opportunity to see how people in other parts of the world live from day to day, and the kinds of challenges they may face in their countries or regions. Living in an unfamiliar society can heighten one’s awareness of other cultures, and it can also provide an opportunity to gain important skills in communicating and working with others, which can be valuable in future personal and professional roles. Study abroad is primarily available at the high school and college and university levels.
USIP's Celena Canode (second from right) participated in a home stay with Roma families in Bitola, Macedonia while she studied abroad.
To read a personal and more in-depth reflection on study abroad, see The Traveler & the Peacebuilder. If you have participated in study abroad, share your experience and how it impacted you with others at Share a Story through text, photo, video and audio content. On our Peacebuilders’ Forum discuss study abroad and its importance in your educational experience with others.
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