The University of Tennessee wants each student to have an opportunity to study abroad. Many students do not go because of the time and money, but there are countless opportunities to help students with these issues. Studying overseas enables students to develop maturity and independence, expand their knowledge of the world and increase their sensitivity to other cultures. Have you ever thought about studying abroad, but time and money have stopped you? Fear no more, because the University of Tennessee will do everything in its power to help you.
During the regular school year, the cost for an exchange program's tuition is the same as the tuition students pay at UT in Knoxville.UT gives students close to $1 million in scholarships each year for study abroad, and the lottery scholarship can also be applied during the regular academic year. There are 14 different scholarships to choose from. Students applying will either fill out an application or write a paper as to why they would be the best candidate for the scholarship.I don't care where you go, when you go or how long you stay. Just go and do it, said Sam Swan, director of international and outreach programs for UT's College of Communication and Information.Don't worry about the money. Go for it,Swan said.The cost of the trip varies by the destination the student chooses. Usually, direct exchange programs are the least expensive. Because there is an even swap of students, you generally pay what you would pay if you were spending the semester at UT Knoxville: tuition, fees and sometimes room and board.
I was very close to not going abroad because of the money.I knew that it was going to be expensive, and I didn't know if I wanted to spend everything I had saved in one place. All-in-all, it cost me about $6,000 to be abroad for a whole semester.I wouldn't take a dime of it back, because it was one of the best experiences of my life, said Danielle Richter, a senior who studied abroad in Italy.There are around 200 programs to choose from, going to many different countries all over the world. Students can go for a whole semester, a summer session, a mini-term or even during spring break. The most popular destinations include the United Kingdom, Australia,Austria and Italy, mainly because of the language barriers. However, Swan said language should never keep anyone from going somewhere.Students can also get a lot of exposure while studying in such universities and different course Computational Engineering and Economics and Management Science.
Don't worry about the language.We are so lucky to be born in America, and the whole world is now speaking English, said Swan.Studying overseas enables students to develop maturity and independence, expand their knowledge of the world and increase their sensitivity to other cultures. These traits help prepare them for graduate school or the job market.Studying abroad was one of the best experiences of my life.I had the opportunity to meet new people from different cultures with a whole different perspective on life,said Liz Goldstein, a senior who studied in Oxford, England.I also learned how to travel alone and fly internationally. Everyone should open up to new experiences, and take the risk of going abroad,she said.If you really want to find out about the ways of the world, staying in another country is the only way to do it.