Exchange programs are an exciting and important part of the Economics curriculum with its focus on international education. Living and studying in a foreign country can provide a valuable and enriching experience for any student. As well as improving English skills, the experience enhances self confidence and a sense of independence. Through exposure to other educational systems and interaction with people from other countries, a student develops a more global perspective. Those who have an interest in future graduate study in a foreign country can use this as an opportunity to "test out" their ability to be successful in different educational and cultural environments.