Studying abroad not only provides the most optimal setting for students to immerse themselves in a language, but also many other benefits. Studying abroad is a real opportunity for the students to travel and experience another culture and way of life that no other experience can provide. Short weekend outings and academic breaks allow students to explore the area where they're already living or take brief vacation travels. Studying abroad often takes place in a completely different continent, so that experience takes the students to places they would not otherwise have the opportunity to visit .
Studying abroad makes students develop an understanding not just of a country's language and history but of its entire culture. Students are able to learn about every aspect of the country that differs from the student's home country, including the different eating habits and lifestyle of the people as well as how their core beliefs and values differ from those in the student's home country and why. Often the main beliefs of a particular culture's people stem from the region's topography and cultural and political history. Studying abroad helps students to expand their world view and to open their minds..