- Zach Steinberg ’20 knew he wanted to study abroad after a positive experience during high school. He went to Copenhagen for a semester because living in another country and experiencing differences every single day compounds your education in a way like no other.
Learning Across the Globe
So in terms of study abroad, I'm actually lucky enough to have been accepted to GIS, which is studying abroad in Scandinavia, and specifically Copenhagen. And something I really always wanted to incorporate because I actually was in high school, I was lucky enough to do a miniature like foreign exchange program, where I went to Israel for two months, and studied abroad there, and people to my place in New Jersey. So I learned how effective that can be in really defining your educational experience. And I was thinking, if I did that for two months, I can't imagine like going to Europe for 5-ish months, and really having that molds of my educational experience even more. In terms of study abroad like an overall like campus, I definitely believe it's a high percentage, I think it's just around two thirds of our students do study abroad and their four years here. And I think that's because there's a big emphasis on the liberal arts education of being a well-rounded student and you can't be a real, at least in my opinion, I think the administration says that you can't really be a completely well-rounded student learning in one area for four years. You need that chance to experience something different and it's not the education, as in like, like pert books, you can't just learn everything from the books, you need to really experience in life and that's something that study abroad does give you. I think most of the population, my student population of Grinnell really do accept that
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