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A study abroad experience, by Jonathan Steppe

My experience with ERSLA’s study abroad program was extremely positive. Before coming to Nicaragua, I had no idea what to expect, but my time with ERLSA opened my eyes to new ways of looking at the world, and gave me an appreciation for a culture quite different from my own. The country and its people are truly beautiful, and it is hard to find words to express how the experience changed me.

Study abroad experiences can enrich students’ education in way that traditional learning strategies cannot. Students learn to appreciate other cultures, and in turn, begin to better understand their own. They gain an appreciation for diversity which prepares them to interact in an increasingly global environment. Perhaps most importantly, they develop an empathy for humankind that drives them to become active contributors to the worldwide community.

Jonathan Steppe

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Are you a student interested in an internship or a study abroad program? If so, ERSLA works alongside you and your university to create a program of learning, relevant to specific studies. Find out more about projects, and if a study abroad experience can open your eyes to new ways of looking at the world by clicking here.

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