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…

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Study Abroad 101

“Study Abroad 101 by Wendy Williamson is a brilliantly conceived and expertly presented introduction providing specific, concise, informed and informative answers to 101 direct questions about studying abroad” ~ Midwest Book Review So you want to study abroad. Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. For this reason, there are hundreds upon thousands of…

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Why you should study abroad?

Why you should study abroad?

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~St. Augustine Why should you study abroad? “Study abroad is a lot fun”, “study abroad is a great experience”, “study abroad will change your life”, “study abroad will enhance your education”, so on and so forth. This isn’t anything you haven’t already heard or else…

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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…

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Advice from Study Abroad Alumni

Throughout your academic career you interact with people who had experiences studying abroad. They tell you about their adventures overseas, the ethnic cuisines they sampled, the beautiful architecture of foreign cities they saw, and the interesting locals they befriended. When they talk there is a certain expression on their faces, one of joyful remembrance and of confidence. They seem so…

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Empowerment and Study Abroad

Empowerment is a people-centered approach to education which increases the spiritual, social, and economic strength of individuals and communities. Nations are using it to make a difference in people’s lives, and international educators are using it to help students impact the world around them. One way to define Empowerment within International Education is… The Latin root for Education is "Educere" meaning "to…

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