October 10, 2011
by Betsy Chapman
About 60% of Wake Forest students go abroad at some point in their tenure. Having done it myself in the Dijon, France program, I can say it was easily the most rewarding and memorable of my semesters on campus. As an academic advisor, I urge all my students to consider going abroad if they have interest and if it is feasible for their families.
One of the great enhancements to the study abroad experience has come through our expanded Center for International Studies. They now offer courses on Cross Cultural Engagement to help students prepare for the cultural aspects of studying abroad. These cross-cultural engagement courses (1 hour each) may be taken individually or in succession and will help students hone the skills necessary to study, live and work effectively in cultures other than theirown. These courses are optional, but certainly recommended.
And if your student is just at the beginning of his or her first year, and is considering going abroad, the Center for International Studies website is the place to get started.
Categories: study abroad
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.