Meet Elisha Colby
At SEU, our students learn that faith is with them wherever they go. Elisha Colby spent a year studying abroad in Oxford as an Honors Scholar.
Watch the video above to learn how studying abroad stretched her both academically and spiritually.
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The benefits of study abroad are plentiful. Here are just a few.
Using skills in the “real world” shows you firsthand what it will be like to work in your chosen profession, or can help you choose what you’d like that profession to be.
Studying abroad ignites a drive for success. In fact, most SEU students achieve higher GPAs when they return from their trip than they had when they left.
Some students who were undecided before their trip find their true calling during their time abroad. Or, completing an internship abroad shows you how you could be using your degree in a different setting.
Living in another country requires flexibility, adaptability and tenacity. These skills develop as you are placed in an environment completely unlike your home not just to visit but to accomplish something.
Depending on the trip destination, the coursework, the area of study and the level of learning (undergraduate or graduate), trips vary in length from one week to a full semester … or even an entire school year!
Many of our trips are completely organized and run by SEU faculty, so you’ll travel with other SEU students. If you choose a partner program, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other Christian students from across the U.S.
An impressive 90% of students who study abroad are admitted to their first or second choice graduate school.
You’ll never fall behind on your studies because of study abroad; trips are designed to keep you on-track for graduation.
Due to the diverse knowledge gained from international travel, students with study abroad experience are more marketable to potential employers. Study abroad alumni are twice as likely to get a job they love after graduation.
In most cases, students can use their tuition money (financial aid/scholarships/loans/etc.) toward their time abroad, and then pay their additional travel-related expenses (such as flight, work visas, etc.).
The type(s) of academic credit you can earn varies based on your major, chosen trip and location, but can include course credit, internship/practicum hours, or even completing an academic minor.
We only partner with onsite programs that are faith-based, or offer programs planned by our faculty, who of course continue to fully integrate Christian academics.
Visit our blog for more stories from abroad.