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we're not so different after all." Unlike many students,
Esteras had lived and traveled outside the United States.
Unlike Esteras, many students did not have the opportunity to talk with an individual from a different culture before
attending college, Summers said. "We tell students that they
will be working with people all over the world," he added.
"However, it's very difficult for many of them to understand
the ramifications-that they will have to work effectively
with people who speak with a strong accent, have different
religious beliefs, and who view the world differently."
Prior to his study abroad experience, McClure said that
he knew that there are cultural differences between the
United States and other countries. "But I did not really
understand this until the program. It opened up my eyes
to the world around me."
Study abroad programs allow students to interact with
and learn about people from a different culture in a structured way, Summers pointed out
As a result of participating in the University of Michigan's Global Information Exchange Program in India,
Hentschel said, "I now better understand how people
solve problems in different settings, particularly those

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with constrained resources."
"It was such an amazing experience to be able to immerse myself in another culture for four months," said
Quackenbush. "Some of my most valuable experiences
involved interacting with both the Danish students at the
højskole and the game development employees at the
companies in both Denmark and Germany," she said.
During his education abroad program in Copenhagen,
McClure lived with a Danish family with five children,
ranging from two to nine years of age, who spoke English
fluently. The option to live with a Danish family was one
of the reasons that McClure picked the program. "They
treated me as part of the family," he said. "I ate homecooked meals, played with the kids, and spent a lot of time
in conversations about the cultural differences between
Danes and Americans. It was definitely the highlight of
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Toward a Better World
Tech Abroad
The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
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