6 Famous Americans Who Have Studied Abroad
Roger Ebert was an American film critic, film historian, journalist, and author. He was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. People still consider him the most influential film critic of all time in America.
Our famous film critic was born in Urbana, Illinois and his paternal grandparents were German immigrants, as well as his maternal relatives, who had Irish and Dutch roots. In 1965, he was a Rotary Ambassador Scholar, and chose to study at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Initially, Ebert went there to study English Literature, but later said he was completely captivated by the beautiful customs and traditions of that country, which not only changed his student life, but they had a huge positive impact on his entire life as well.
Matthew McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He starred in Dazed and Confused (1993), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), A Time to Kill (1996), The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), and so on.
Even though he was born in Uvalde, Texas and later moved to Longview, Texas, he also chose to live on another continent for a year to try a new education system. Hence, he earned a Rotary International Scholarship, so he went to Australia for a year, in Warnervale, New South Wales, as a Rotary Youth Exchange student.