The University believes that a study experience in a different country is important in fostering awareness of other cultures, deepening one's awareness of one's own culture and developing future career paths. Consequently the University encourages education abroad and facilitates program planning for those students who wish to earn academic credit for studies accomplished in other countries of education abroad programs. It also participates in networks of established programs around the world. In addition, students can tailor individual programs in foreign countries according to their own academic, professional and personal needs. Special course/program fees may be associated with education abroad programs. Information on all education abroad programs and guidance on education abroad are available through the Global Connections office, 102 Hagestad Hall.