Study Abroad: A Global Perspective



Amy Deckelbaum from the class of 2005 (far right) takes a wild ride in Egypt
Amy Deckelbaum from the class of 2005 (far right) takes a wild ride in Egypt
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Like the other schools at Northwestern, SESP has also experienced growing numbers of students studying abroad each year. From nine students in 1998-00 to nearly 30 in recent years, more and more are finding the experience vital to their education.

SESP students from all four majors have journeyed to Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Far East to broaden their horizons and immerse themselves in other cultures-and they are the wiser for it.

"Study abroad — the world will open up before you in ways you never imagined," says Elizabeth Whittaker, a 2003 graduate.

Erika Sanders from the class of '02, says, "Study abroad taught me to embrace uncertainty and to find comfort in solitude."

And Michelle Park from the class of '04 says, "The people that I met there have truly left footprints on my heart."

In the spirit of the practicum experience which emphasizes putting students out in the world as part of the educational process as a whole, study abroad gives students a global perspective.