Country Focus: United Kingdom Study Abroad

The United Kingdom, or the UK, is a Constitutional Monarchy made up of four countries (Wales, England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland). Consequently, the UK has four capital cities: Cardiff in Wales, London in England, Belfast in Northern Ireland and Edinburgh in Scotland. Of these four countries, England is by far the largest geographically. The official language is English and 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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Getting Work Experience through MBA Study Abroad Programs

Getting an MBA has always been a prestigious distinction and because of increasing interest in programs, there are many new options available provide all those interested with the option that they need. For those who cannot leave their careers, there are MBA schools online that provide students with a flexible schedule that allows for night and weekend classes. For those…

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Choosing a Study Abroad Program

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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