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  • 1. STUDY ABROADAn Introduction
  • 2. Student Comment“Living outside yourhome country allowsyou to see the worldfrom a whole newperspective. Itchanges the way youthink about everything:the world, politics,culture, yourself.”
  • 3. Student Comment“Studying abroad was one of thegreatest things I have ever done. Iwent from being a sheltered ‘townie’to an experienced world traveler. . . .All that, AND I got a grade!”
  • 4. Venice, Italy
  • 5. StudentComment“Budapest, Hungaryoffered me the time ofmy life. I met people fromaround the world—China,Germany, Amsterdam,Nigeria, New Zealand,Australia. . . . Studyabroad should not beoptional; it should bemandatory for everyone!”
  • 6. Student Comment“The most interesting part of this whole studyabroad experience has been me coming to therealization of just how little I actually know.”
  • 7. Extra Benefits Ability to adapt to new situations Foreign language proficiency Self-confidenceResume stands out from the crowd Preparation for future career
  • 8. Study Abroad Programs McDaniel Europe Budapest, Hungary
  • 9. Why Budapest?• European capital rich in history, tradition & culture• Study abroad center for U.S. students• 4-year degree program for international students from many other countries• Majors: art/art history, business/economics, psychology,communication, political science All courses taught in English Credits & grades transfer All aid/scholarships transfer• Field trips (1 credit)• Opportunities for personal travel• Shared apartments close to campus
  • 10. Other ProgramsTransfer of all aid & scholarships to: Brussels Exchange (Belgium)Africa University Exchange (Zimbabwe)Transfer of federal & state aid to:U. of Glasgow Honors Program (Scotland)Numerous College-affiliated study abroadprograms on 6 continents around the world For a complete list of programs: www.mcdaniel.edu/studyabroad
  • 11. Dublin, IrelandSemester abroad students visiting Malahide Castle
  • 12. Types of Programs• Classes at a foreign university SEMESTER• Intensive language program YEAR• Internships / Service Learning SUMMER• Field work SHORT-TERM• Independent Study• Thematic programs Israel Jan-Term
  • 13. Requirements• 2nd semester of first year through 1st semester of senior year• Any discipline• 2.0 GPA for Budapest; higher for other programs• Good disciplinary record
  • 14. Plan ahead• Will I graduate on time?• Can I take courses that satisfy my major, minor, McDaniel Plan?• Will overseas grades & credits transfer?• Are there affordable programs?• Are scholarships available? YES !!
  • 15. How to applyInternational Programs Office Hill Hall 105Call x3376 to schedule an appointment Contact: rfalkner@mcdaniel.edu