"Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester studying in a foreign country." - Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your pos

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"Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester studying in a foreign country."
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Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

Everybody has that one friend who went to study abroad and when he/she came back told everybody that it was a life-changing experience, that it enriched him/her as a person and as a student. Instead of giving students the option to study in a foreign country, maybe it would therefore be better for colleges to require one semester of studying abroad. Although at first this might seem a reasinably good idea, there is a catch tot it. One should find a balance between the cultural aspect and the eduactional aspect of such a project and this seems difficult to achieve, leaving staying at the home u...

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Sentence: Although at first this might seem a reasinably good idea, there is a catch tot it.
Error: reasinably Suggestion: reasonably

Sentence: One should find a balance between the cultural aspect and the eduactional aspect of such a project and this seems difficult to achieve, leaving staying at the home university as the better option.
Error: eduactional Suggestion: educational

Sentence: While the overall curricullum should be almost the same everywhere, the planning of courses is most probably completely different.
Error: curricullum Suggestion: curriculum

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