There's multiple different options for study abroad durations that they offer at the campus. Whether it's a whole semester, the whole fall or spring semester. The study abroad office will also work with you any semester that you want to go and study abroad. So whether that's your last semester your senior year, or sometime during your sophomore year, or your junior year, as well, you could definitely do that. And they also offer two week courses, four week courses and six week courses during the summer months as well. You can even study abroad the semester after you graduate. I think it just opens your eyes to everything that's going on in the world and broadens your perspective and how you interact and deal with people that don't necessarily have the same beliefs as you. It's important to have a global mindset because it allows you to understand and experience different types of people, different backgrounds and cultures that are different from your own, so that you have an open mind and can approach things in different ways, not just the way you've grown up or been taught to approach it. Discovery-based learning, for me, means that you're learning based on your experiences and things you can discover on your own or through what the university is putting you in touch with. New Haven definitely helped me personally. As a Forensic Science major, it's hard to go abroad for a whole semester, just because of how tight the course load is and fitting things in here and there. So it kind of gave me the opportunity, even though it was the summer before my senior year, to still go abroad, and still get that smaller kind of look into what it's like to study abroad for a whole semester. I would definitely study abroad all over again, if I could. It was something that I've been wanting to do since high school, and to have the opportunity to go and study abroad, even if it was just for the summer in Prato. I was able to learn about topics that go with my major, I was able to experience and travel, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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