A lot of students studying in the developing world and non-English-speaking countries and they believe it will be effective for their education and careers globally. A public health major at Tulane University, Davita Petty found it perfect to spend time in Havana, Cuba. Jerusalem was a good fit for University of Michigan student Michael Bertenthal, a public policy major with a focus on the Middle East. Kathryn Vanney, an anthropology major at Grinnell College, spent time in Ecuador, where she was able to live with both rural and urban families.
Tech-savvy students see connections around the world that may not have existed before.
According to Institute of International Education figures, the United Kingdom remained the top study abroad choice in 2007-08, with a 2 percentage point increase over the previous year.
Italy, the second most popular destination, saw a 10 percent increase in study abroad students. However, locations farther afield saw the largest jumps in participation: a 19 percent jump for China, Japan and Argentina up 14 percent and India up 20 percent, according to institute statistics.
In the end, students who deny to get study abroad opportunity will regret of their wrong decision ever.