Friday, August 17, 2012

To Boost Creativity, Study Abroad

An article in Pacific Standard examines a recent report that offers evidence to support the claim that studying abroad boosts one’s creativity. Entitled "On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring the Relationship between Studying Abroad and Creative Thinking" and published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, this report concludes that "cultural experiences from living abroad have wide-reaching benefits on students’ creativity, including the facilitation of complex cognitive processes that promote creative thinking." 

Click here to read the article, and click here to be directed to the Ashland University Global Education Office.  Rebecca Parillo, the Director of Global Education would be happy to assist Ashland University students who want to explore study abroad opportunities.