Reading in le Jardin de Tuilleries
I know that there are many students who treat the study abroad experience in a serious manner and actually "study" and learn during their time abroad. I also know that there are many students who treat the study abroad experiences in a less that serious manner and with very little or no "study" and learning taking place during their time abroad.
Is it fun to be 20 years old and be in Germany, Spain or Argentina. Oh, indeed it is and I had my share! You? I've posted to IHEC Blog before about how fun study abroad is. I'm not saying that study abroad programming in the United States is less than rigorous and that the field is not doing a good job in this area. I just wonder what this person meant by that statement and how others perceive it.
So, is the word 'study' really necessary in study abroad?
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