JMU International Programs OIP The Benefits of Study Abroad 2014 : Page 4

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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<br /> <br /> • An increased interest in environmental issues<br /> <br /> • An increased interest in other cultures and societies<br /> <br /> • Less traditional views on the roles of men and women<br /> <br /> • Greater openness to other religious systems and practices<br /> <br /> • Greater awareness of their own beliefs and those of others<br /> <br /> • Greater attention to the emotions of others<br /> <br /> • More complex, critical thinking<br /> <br /> • A greater sense of feeling “whole”—that their needs have been or are being met

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