There's more to higher education than just passing a language course. By also taking advantage of internships abroad, you can learn how to apply coursework and theory in real-time practice. Now take the concept a step further; internships abroad not only allow you to apply basic language theory, you also have to learn how to apply them in another country. The ability to enjoy an internship abroad will provide you far more education about a given society and culture than you will ever learn from a book or online via the Internet. It's an opportunity of a lifetime that can't be substituted through other means.