Iowa City Community School District
Interested in traveling abroad and practicing your language skills?
Studying a language in another country is one of the most influential experiences that a teen can have. The world is instantly bigger, and the students come home with a much greater appreciation for other cultures. Tolerance and understanding are enhanced, and the students also have an entirely different outlook on their life and customs.
Ready, set, grow!
Think of travel abroad as an extension of your studies at home; your time away should be an integrated part of your foreign language development. Travel abroad definitely challenges you on a personal level. Believe it or not, if you immerse yourself in a new culture, experiment with new ways of thinking, or try a different way of living, you naturally experience some sort of personal growth.
Whether you consciously realize it or not, you develop a greater self-confidence, independence, and self-reliance. By the time you return home, you may feel like a superhero: You can do anything!
Changing your perspective
If you go abroad with an open mind, then you're certain to return to the U.S. a more enlightened person. One of the major benefits of traveling abroad is its ability to broaden your world understanding and perspective on just about anything.
So, what are you waiting for?
Talk to a world language teacher now for more information and ask about the application process.