How you learn matters as much as what you learn.

To really understand something, it helps to see it from different sides and in new ways. That’s just what studying abroad helps you to do.

You also pick up a handful of skills you can’t get by staying in one spot. You get quicker on your feet because you’ve got experience adapting to different methods and environments. Navigating cultural differences develops patience and poise. And if your goal is to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than immersion.

To get to know the many benefits of study abroad all you need to do is ask someone who’s done it. But it’s not just study abroad alum who see the value. Employers and grad schools do, too. Studying abroad gives you a story to tell them that sets you apart.

Ultimately, the thing you’ll learn the most about is yourself.