JMU International Programs — OIP The Benefits of Study Abroad 2014
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Surveys Of JMU Students Returning From Study Abroad Programs Find That They Report

• An increased sense of global awareness and interest in world events

• An increased interest in environmental issues

• An increased interest in other cultures and societies

• Less traditional views on the roles of men and women

• Greater openness to other religious systems and practices

• Greater awareness of their own beliefs and those of others

• Greater attention to the emotions of others

• More complex, critical thinking

• A greater sense of feeling “whole”—that their needs have been or are being met