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Every student’s story is different, and how you choose to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, grow and flourish is up to you. Each year, our students travel the world to experience new cultures, languages and people. We encourage you to read their stories as you begin to plan your own adventure! 

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  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I have always been passionate about seeing the world. Even in high school when I was just starting to look at colleges, I knew that I needed to go somewhere that would allow me to study abroad and had programs already set up to help me do it. Starting at Grove City, I visited the OIE my first week just to say hello because I knew that I would be spending a lot of time in here considering my desire to go abroad. I believe that college ...Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    Because I knew that in my whole life I would never have the opportunity to live abroad so easily, with so much support, and such little commitment. I got to take a trip to Israel as a graduation gift from my parents and it was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. Since then I’ve always wanted to travel to as many places as I could so that I could have the same sensation of adventure, and Italy gave that to me.Read More


  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I love to travel and found that a semester-long adventure abroad would be the perfect expedition for me! The thought of experiencing new cultures and venturing off on my own, paired with the countless encouragers who had shared their own study abroad experiences, really left me with no choice… I just had to go. Studying abroad was a life-changing experience, and a time in my life that I will cherish for...Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I personally knew that I wanted to study abroad coming into college. I started to consider studying abroad in early high school after taking a trip to the UK. I had travelled before and loved it, but there was something about being fully immersed in another culture that I couldn’t get enough of. From there, I talked to many people who had or had not studied abroad. Everyone that did said they loved it and ful...Read More

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