Choosing a study abroad program: Do I want to be fluent in a language?

There are a plethora of programs available for students looking to take advantage of study abroad, but if you look closely, they all have different offerings. Some are run by U.S. universities, others are run by private companies who only do study abroad. You may have a destination in mind: That’s the easy part. Now, you have to choose the…

Continue reading

How Does Study Abroad Fit Into College?

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors: type of college degree, field of study, career path, chosen program, recognition of your chosen program, etc. The bigger, scarier question you can ask yourself is how your degree is going to help you meet your job…

Continue reading

Credits on a Study Abroad Program

Credits on a Study Abroad Program

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. ~Euripides Most institutions have a process in place to approve study abroad coursework for major, minor, general education, and elective credits. Make sure that your courses are integrated with your study plan by having each one pre-approved before you go abroad. While it may not always be possible to do this…

Continue reading

Study Abroad and Graduate Students

Study Abroad and Graduate Students

Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg There are many opportunities for graduate students to study abroad. Ask your advisor about the prospects in your field. In some graduate programs, students can complete internships and practicum abroad. In others, students travel abroad for teaching and research purposes. If you’re researching any human subjects, don’t forget that each participant must…

Continue reading

Study Abroad and Graduation

Study Abroad and Graduate Students

Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg Studying abroad doesn’t affect your graduation With careful planning, studying abroad does not have to delay your graduation. In fact, it can speed up your graduation in some instances. I have seen Spanish majors complete all their language requirements in one or two semesters, and German majors get 20 credits for one…

Continue reading