Your education shouldn't only give you the talents you have to have to get a job, it should also broaden your world view. There are plenty of alternate ways to do this, from taking classes about different parts of the planet to taking part in a selected group around campus, but one of the most entertaining paths to develop cultural awareness is to take part in a study abroad summer programme. You not only get to study abroad and pad your resume, but you also get to have a great and unusual experience. If you have the chance to go abroad you need to take it, and here's why : You get to go abroad! Mull it over, though : so many folk live their whole lives in one massive town or one tiny city.