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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

The Department of Comparative Literature offers study abroad opportunities.

Please click the links to the left for information on our study abroad programs in Africa and Mexico City.

Why studying abroad is beneficial:

“International education prepares our citizens to live, work, and compete in the global economy, and promotes tolerance and the reduction of conflict.”

“…it is important for American students to learn other languages, experience foreign cultures, and develop a broad understanding of global issues.”

Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Create Global Awareness 

“America — and the world — benefits enormously from the international exchange of people and ideas…We must remember that much of hatred is born of ignorance and repression, and there is no surer way to break down such barriers than to live, study and build relationships in a culture beyond one’s own.”

~ Allan E. Goodman

President and CEO

Institute of International Education

Learn Another Language

“The United States is a country made up of many cultures—and we often celebrate that diversity. But just as often, we rely on the predominance of English as the language of global business and higher education when looking toward the world. This reliance can put us at a disadvantage. We haven’t been compelled to meet our global neighbors on their own terms, and learn about their histories, values and viewpoints. I am worried that in this interconnected world, our country risks being disconnected from the contributions of other countries and cultures. Through education and exchange, we can become better collaborators and competitors in the global economy.”

~ Arne Duncan

Current U.S. Secretary of Education

Enhance Academic Learning

“Study abroad is no longer a luxury for only a privileged few…It is imperative that U.S. students study overseas as a way to prepare themselves to work and compete in the world market. I commend the many U.S. campuses that are putting international education at the center of their institutional mission. The most critical factor for the success of nations in the new millennium will be a population whose minds are open to the world.”

~ Allan E. Goodman

President and CEO

Institute of International Education

Advance Your Career

“Students with international exposure come to understand the value of dialogue between people from different cultures and between people with different points of view.

~Douglass Daft

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Coca Cola Company

Experience Personal Growth

“To remain the leader in this ever-changing world, we have to push ourselves not just to think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well. I am asking all American students to think about expanding your own worldview by studying in another country.

~Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State