The most indelible experience from my undergraduate years was the one year I spent abroad. One step off the plane and my life would never be the same. Not only did I augment my comprehension and fluency with another language but also my ability to cope with change, to go with the flow, and to feel comfortable in my own skin.
During International Education Week (November 17-21), you may wish to explore what programs are available to take you abroad. The Division of International Studies has also launched a blog where faculty, staff, students and alumni share information about their various experiences.
Additionally, it is important to note that there are often internships, loans and scholarships available that can help with defraying the cost of international opportunities. See the Financial Information pages posted on the International Academic Programs site.
Other study abroad opportunities are listed at the CALS Study Abroad site.