Choosing a Study Abroad Program

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The notion of studying abroad is an exciting one, but it can also be intimidating—especially when it comes to choosing a study abroad program. As a veteran study abroad student who went through her share of overwhelming study abroad searches before finally setting off on an international semester, I thought I’d save you some time by sharing what I learned…

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Are you ready to study abroad?

Are you ready to study abroad?

Getting ready to study abroad can be time consuming. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of application forms, passports, student visas, and course selection. There are, of course, other things to consider in advance, which will make your stay more enjoyable. Here’s a list of things I’m glad I knew—or wish I had known—before my…

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Study Abroad

5 Tips to Make the Most of Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a challenging and exhilarating experience, but it is also limited to a few short months. While an entire semester or year abroad will at first give the impression that you have plenty of time to visit ‘that museum’ or to try out ‘that nightclub’, the days will go by more quickly than you’d expect. When it’s time…

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Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Study Abroad Program Deadlines

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all. ~Rita Mae Brown Study abroad programs are advertised with deadlines, which do not mean much if enrollments are lower than expected. Because program fees and profit margins are established by a predictable number of payees (enrollees), anything less can drive a program into the red. If this…

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Tips for Living with a Host Family

Tips for Living with a Host Family

One of the best aspects of studying abroad can be living with a host family.  A host family will give you a first-hand experience of everyday life and culture in your host country, as well as a good deal of language practice.  But the experience of adjusting to living with a new family can also seem daunting and can present…

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Submitting a Solid Study Abroad Application is Key

Solid Study Abroad Application

“We are always getting ready to live, but never living.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Let me make myself clear…if the process you went through to choose a study abroad program wasn’t as complex or more than it was for you to choose a college or university for which to study and obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree, then you’re probably…

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