Study abroad and humanities go hand in hand! The best way to appreciate the history, culture, customs, and traditions of a society is to experience them first-hand. We guarantee that you will learn both inside and outside the classroom and gain an enhanced awareness of your host culture. Your time abroad will translate into an increased global understanding and cultural sensitivity.
Imagine yourself participating in lively classroom discussions with students from across the globe. Absorbing these opinions and viewpoints increases your own perception of the world around you. Our CIS on-site support will be with you every step of the way to help you explore the subtle and evident nuances of your host country. And, you’ll get to bring your new perspectives and understanding back home with you.
Take a look at just a few notable people who studied or lived abroad.
Before attending Law School, Former President Bill Clinton studied Philosophy for a year in England.
Former Secretary of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan, holds degrees from universities on three different continents.
Anthony Grafton, author, professor, and newly elected president of the American Historical Association, studied at multiple universities in Europe as a college student.
Former leader of the Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, was driven to join the seminary after studying theology in Rome.
Peace activist and civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandhi, studied in London and worked in South Africa before returning to India.
“Studying abroad was the most gratifying experience of my life. I have learned more in my semester abroad than any semester of college before and although the classes were well taught and very interesting, the majority of the learning that affected me was outside the classroom experiencing so many different cultures from the students that live here, the other international students from around the world, and amazing trips taken. It is an experience that really helps you realize how much bigger the world is than just our home country and has changed my perspective on a lot of things, especially making me feel like a much more well-rounded and globally aware person. Best decision of my life!” Andrew L., University of Pittsburgh