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Rome? Beijing? Ho Chi Minh City?

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 by Lori Greene

No, it’s not the latest ploy by an airline sponsoring a direct flight to a destination of your choice at a discounted fare. I am appealing to the part of you that thinks, ‘I can’t wait for the chance to study abroad in college. Where will I go?’

It’s true—studying in another country can be an unforgettable part of your college experience. It’s also one that will transform the way you view the world. Immersing yourself in another culture will open your mind to different ways of thinking and doing, making you a more well-rounded person and better prepared to succeed in the global marketplace. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet new friends from all over the world.

The options are many. At Loyola, nearly 40% of our undergraduates study abroad at some point in their four years. Many students opt for Loyola’s own John Felice Rome Center, where they can sample a prominent European city within a setting of a traditional American campus. And faculty-led excursions are just a short train ride or flight away, to places like Greece, Ireland, Tuscany, and more.

Or maybe your destiny lies in the Far East at the Beijing Center, where students immerse themselves in all that the city and the region have to offer. Witness the Great Wall. See the Gobi desert. Check out the pandas in Sichuan. Visit a Daoist temple in Chengdu. Raft down the Li River in Yangshuo. Try it all. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at the slideshow Loyola students have created from their study abroad experiences in China.

Or perhaps your dream resides deep in Southeast Asia in the heart of Vietnam, where you can tour the different regions of the country and surrounding countries like Cambodia. Take courses that range from the Religions of Asia to Modern Vietnamese Literature to a current environmental sustainability course focused on contemporary Vietnam.

Pack my bags! I am ready to go. There are more than 100 programs in 55 countries to choose from via Loyola’s affiliate programs. Students are raving!

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