The idea of studying abroad has probably crossed every student’s mind once or twice. Study abroad programs are a great way to expand one’s future while also earning credit towards the completion of one’s academic program. Western Carolina University offers many programs all over the world in places that include Argentina, Australia, England, Japan and even South Africa. Gaining international experience and exposure is what studying abroad is all about.
Every semester, Western Carolina University plays host to a variety of international students from all corners of the world: Saudi Arabia, Japan, Ireland and England, to name a few. According to the Office of International Programs and Services, in the fall of 2015 alone Western Carolina saw 117 international students. Mimi Behrens, an exchange student from the University of Education in Ludwigsburg, Germany, was one such individual.