Why Study Abroad in Central Europe?
To share and use knowledge about the world
- The world is changing at a rapid pace as the process of globalization
continues to spread its influence. As a result, countries are becoming more
interdependent, and success in our global community depends on the ability
to share and use knowledge of world culture, history, foreign languages, and
world geography. For economic, political, educational, and professional reasons,
it has become imperative for students from around the world to learn to live and
work together effectively. Studying abroad helps facilitate this learning process.
To discover new solutions to the world’s oldest problems
- Central Europe is a provocative mix of the “old” and “new” worlds. The fall
of communism has transformed this region into a testing ground for new solutions
to some of the world’s oldest problems – war, poverty, and social, political and
economic injustices. The Dartmore Institute’s study abroad programs provide students
with the chance to learn about and analyze new solutions to these problems and to compare
them to those implemented in their home countries.
Experience the “New” Europe
- Central Europe is one of the most rapidly changing regions in the world. The former
communist countries of the region are increasingly becoming an important counterweight
to the traditional alliances that previously existed among Western European nations and
the rest of the world. This region will also dramatically affect the future of the
European Union and its internal and external relations. Understanding the dynamics
presently at work in shaping this region will provide students with a more complete
understanding of its present and future role in the rapidly changing economic and
geopolitical relationships that are transforming Europe as a whole.