The White House calls on Americans to Study Abroad

“We want all Americans to recognize there is a value in studying abroad, there’s a value in engaging people around the world, there’s a value personally, there’s a value professionally and there are resources available to them.” – Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

 On December 9, 2014, the White House hosted 100 prominent travel journalists and bloggers to discuss a topic close to our hearts: the need to get more Americans to study abroad. The conference was part of President Barack Obama’s push to encourage the pursuit of international education, raising awareness as well about the administration’s focus on the benefits of cultural exchange and cross cultural education. Discussion centered on the urgency and importance of increasing participation and diversity in study abroad.

Following the conference, bloggers, travels, students and proponents of international education took to Twitter with the treading hashtag #StudyAbroadBecause. We rounded up our favorite #StudyAbroadBecause tweets here.

25 Reasons to Study Aboard from #StudyAbroadBecause



























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