Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Engaging a worldview

Students gain perspective, insight studying abroad

Each year, students go abroad for academic study that encourages them to step out of their comfort zones and engage in self-discovery.

 “Wheaton prides itself on exposing students to multiple perspectives on critical issues facing our world today and finding connections where they may not initially be evident,” says Gretchen Young, dean of the Center for Global Education. “We want our students to experience firsthand the challenges of communicating across opinions, languages and cultures, and to learn the skills necessary to create relationships and work together with people different from themselves. Study abroad is a high-impact experience that requires students to learn and practice these skills.”

Here, students share the sights and insights from their travels.

About Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman is the editor of the Wheaton Quarterly and Senior Associate Director in the Communications Office.