Study Abroad Applcation Essay

Study Abroad Applcation Essay - combined with the American...

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Jason Christian 2141619 10/07/07 Great Britain: Swansea Robert Frost once wrote, “Two roads diverge into the woods, and I…I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Studying abroad, to me, is a challenge that I am ready and willing to tackle. I am constantly trying to better myself as a person, and reality has smacked me in the face with this opportunity. I see studying abroad as a challenge and opportunity, not only to my education, but also to my personal growth. Study abroad is not just an educational experience. It is a cultural experience. Although I have received a great education in the states, the first hand experience I will receive abroad cannot be equaled here. In the American education system, we students learn (for lack of a better word) rhythmically. We attend lectures, grind out homework, and take tests. This approach excels at passing on knowledge and information; however, this spoon-feeding hinders our individualism and creativity. Most countries have different educational approaches that if
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Unformatted text preview: combined with the American approach will balance knowledge and application. In Britain, students attend lectures once, maybe twice a week. Their grades usually consist of one test and one paper. This approach requires much more of the students, particularly in responsibility and organization. The approach also allows the students to learn with more creativity and individualism. What will I contribute to the program? First, I possess all of the qualifications that you would require for a student to study abroad: the fear of being thousands of miles from anything familiar, the uncertainty about the caused changes in my future, and the audacity to take the trip anyways. I am an intelligent, social, adventurous, responsible person who works Jason Christian 2141619 10/07/07 Great Britain: Swansea hard, hoping for opportunities like this one. I will be more than willing to help other students with their decision to study abroad on my return. Also, I’ll take a lot of pictures ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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