Study abroad is a crucial part of our program — essential, indeed, to your education at Wheaton as a whole. Immersion in the language, first-hand experience as a global citizen, a sense of the self as Other, not as the norm in this world — these are just a few benefits of studying abroad.
Most returning students agree on two things: first, that they experience greater culture shock returning to the United States and to Wheaton than they did while abroad; second, that their study abroad was the most important, most rewarding, most transformative experience of their undergraduate education.
According to the latest report on education by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), Germany was the third favorite host country for foreign students, following the U.S. and the U.K., thus the most popular non-English speaking destination. Also, gehen wir!