Myth: If I study abroad, I won't be able to graduate on time.
Busted! According to InsideHigherEd.com, studies now show that studying abroad "is not a barrier to timely graduation." There is data that proves that a high percentage of students who decide to study abroad complete their program in four years. The numbers are even higher at 5-year institutions! Get this, 90% of students who study abroad during their 5-year programs graduate right on time. And in some cases, the percentage of students who graduate on time is even lower among students who do not study abroad.
Don't let those myths hold you back. If you dream of studying abroad, with the right amount of dedication to your classwork and I well-thought out graduation plan, studying abroad could even help your chances of graduating on time. It's always a good idea to keep in touch with your academic advisor throughout the process. They'll be able to keep you and your course work on track for the graduation date you've been anticipating from the start.
Go ahead and read the full article here: Study Abroad, Graduate on Time. This is definitely one to pass on to your parents.