Why Study Abroad?

Earn Madison College Credit While Having the Experience of a Lifetime!

Most Madison College education abroad programs are designed as credit courses. These programs allow you to earn credits in your program area or work toward college transfer while being engaged in experiential learning in exciting world locations. Courses are included in your Madison College transcript and participation in Madison College programs abroad allows students to maintain all Madison College enrolment privileges including financial aid, wait lists for programs, and credits accumulated for college transfer.

Girelda Bell Tower in Seville, Spain    Irish Cross, Ireland    Street Scene in Canterbury, England

“I don’t think I can even put into words how this experience changed my life… I not only learned about another culture and about other people, but I learned a lot about myself as well.”
-- Zina Soltis (Costa Rica 2004)

“Studying abroad in Australia gave me an opportunity to learn about a different culture and the lifestyle these individuals live. I was able to learn how independent I am and the leadership qualities I can use to help others. It allowed me to visit another country while earning college credits that will help me in reaching my goal of graduating from college a year early.”
-- Shawna Smith (Australia 2007)

“I am really surprised about how much independence I have gained from the experience and how much I learned. I greatly improved my Spanish and have so much more motivation to learn more.”
-- Wendy Laughnan (Spain 2005)

Education abroad provides a real world opportunity to build global knowledge, skills and experiences. Employers look at study abroad as both an indication that prospective employees are knowledgeable about global issues, and as an experience that demonstrates independence and initiative of a self-starting and creative leader in the workplace. Certain study abroad programs can build language skills or expertise in specific subject areas.