Is study abroad really worth it?

By Kevin Moylett
November 12, 2014

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Travel abroad and see the beautiful sites of Italy, Spain and New Zealand. (Creative Commons)

Traveling the world is something many people dream of doing. The thing is you have to spend a lot of money to do it.

Travel abroad and see the beautiful sites of Italy, Spain and New Zealand. (Creative Commons)
Travel abroad and see the beautiful sites of Italy, Spain and New Zealand. (Creative Commons)

Study abroad programs offer a great opportunity for students to travel the world and experience new things.
Is the trip worth the cost though?

Cabrini has now made it possible for students to spend six weeks in Northern Ireland, while earning college credits. Along with earning 7.5 credits, students will receive an understanding of business and cultural aspects in and out of the classroom in Northern Ireland.

Students will also get the chance to participate in an internship experience, learning business skills to work in an international environment and gain an understanding of international communication. Students are also provided housing, at the University of Ulster, where they will also be studying.

The total costs for all this is $5,995. The total cost doesn’t include the airfare which is probably another $1,000. This trip is a no brainer though for students interested in traveling, learning international business and willing to spend the money. It is just one example of the many study abroad programs that Cabrini offers for reasonable costs.

Let’s be honest though.

A lot of students’ parents would be willing to pay for them to join that program and don’t get me wrong, that’s fine, but not all students are so lucky. Spending close to $7,000 on a trip out of your own pocket when you are in college is not easy, that’s for sure.

I personally have never traveled outside of the United States. I have always wanted to and one day I plan on it. Working in the summer usually takes over my life so I’ve never had the time to travel far. I have put a lot of thought into maybe going on a school study abroad trip. Unfortunately, it seems that I always come to the same conclusion that it too expensive.

Now that I am in my third year of college, I figure I can wait a couple more years before I start traveling the world. Start saving now so that one day you can travel to the country of your choosing. First on the list is definitely Italy, then maybe Spain, New Zealand and then I will probably be broke.

Oh well, at least I will have the experiences.


Kevin Moylett


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