One of the many benefits of studying abroad is the ability to double major — many universities will allow students to choose 2 majors or a major and a minor.
The Chronicle published an article a while back that has some very interesting points: Double Majors Produce Dynamic Thinkers, Study Finds
Here are some highlights:
- Students who major in two fields are more apt than their single-majoring peers to think both integratively and creatively
- Increasingly, education experts also want students to develop a third skill, integrative thinking. It entails learning the deeper, underlying meaning of a discipline, making connections across courses and subjects, and applying different intellectual perspectives
- “Double majors give students the opportunity to build bridges between domains of knowledge”
Have you ever considered a double major?