Benefits to Studying Abroad at Bay State College

By Kristin Hayes on January 4, 2017
Julia Brosnan, CIS Abroad Multi-Country Program

Going abroad during your college years may be one of the more beneficial and exciting experiences for a college student. By taking the leap and studying abroad, students have the opportunity to study in a foreign country, take in the allure and culture of their new surroundings. 

New more convincing? Here are just some of the top reasons to study abroad while at Bay State College.

  1. See The World
    Deciding to study abroad and transitioning to living in a new country, you would be amazed at how many things there are to experience around the world. While abroad, you can see natural landscapes, live in different climates, and expand your knowledge on another country’s history. When you’re abroad, you won’t be limited to traveling within the area you are studying – you are able to see neighboring countries also!
  2. Experience A New Culture
    Students who choose to go abroad during their college years are often leaving their homes for the first time. When students arrive in their new home for the next couple of months, it is easy to become fascinated by the cultural differences. Taking advantage of this opportunity, you can discover new foods, customs, traditions, and social experiences.
  3. Career Opportunities
    After completing your time abroad and returning home, students return with new perspectives on different cultures, language, education, and overall outlook on life. These experiences look very attractive on a resume and to potential employers. Many companies are searching globally-minded individuals and often seek out employees with multi-cultural and multi-language experiences and skills. Additionally, students are able to not only take courses abroad, but often times, enroll in an internship program within their field. 
  4. Lifelong Friendships
    The people you meet and the relationships you form while studying abroad may become some of the deepest friendships you will ever develop. Being immersed in a new country, you people other students taking on the same experience as you, as well as meeting people from different backgrounds. 
  5. Personal Growth & Development
    There is nothing quite like experiencing a new culture and traveling on your own in a foreign country. Students will discover that going abroad really brings out your natural independence and decision making skills. Traveling abroad, students are able to discover who they are as an individual while gaining a better understanding of a different culture.  


Bay State College offers full-year, semester and summer programs for students. Students are able to customize their study abroad experiences to best match their academic, career, and travel interests. Students who wish to study abroad must have completed one full year at the college, have a minimum of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and submit an application through the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership. 

For More Information, Contact:

Kristin Hayes, Associate Director of Student Experience

Bay State College
Boston, MA 02116