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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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…

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Study Abroad Transportation and Lodging

Study Abroad airfare and Lodging

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu When arranging transportation for your study abroad program and weekend trips while you’re studying abroad, there’s a lot to think about. This section links to resources that we think can help you make better, more informed choices about traveling abroad. Check a variety of…

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How to study abroad with dietary restrictions

Accommodating dietary restrictions and needs abroad is not as daunting as it may seem and should not deter students from studying abroad. If you are a vegetarian or have certain food allergies or other restrictions, you will need to plan accordingly, but you can still be confident in finding the types of food you need. It is essential that you…

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Volunteering for Conservation in Costa Rica

If you are looking for an environmental volunteer program in Latin America, Costa Rica should be on the top of your list. Conservation has a long history in Costa Rica and with a very heavy focus on environmental issues and the preservation of the environment, this country attracts thousands of volunteers every year to work in the many ecosystems there.…

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City Highlight: Chiang Mai, Thailand

This post marks the beginning of a series of posts highlighting popular study abroad, internship, and service destinations for students. In these posts we will describe many cities throughout the world and highlight what it is that makes them so appealing to students. We begin in the enchanting city of Chiang Mai also known as the “Rose of the North”.…

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Crowdsourcing: A Fundraising Strategy

Using your social networks, also known as crowdsourcing, to source is a great way to gain monetary support for your trip abroad. Many of us feel bad or guilty when using these social networks for supports, but keep in mind that the people that belong to these networks are the ones that know you best and are more likely to…

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Apps: Tools To Ease Your Travels

Apps: Tools To Ease Your Travels

Why not use your technology and its tools to ease your travels and make your experience abroad easier? In an age when our cell phones have become a staple of life there are many apps that can be of great assistance and can ease many aspects of your travels. From messaging to temperature converting apps the array of apps and…

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Beyond Machu Picchu, Perú

There are few places that can capture the imagination of travelers like Machu Picchu does in Perú. With its majestic scenic views and mountain top architecture, the site has become the first thing that people think about when they think of the country. But, beyond this majestic World Heritage Site lies an entire country full of indigenous cultures, colonial cities,…

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Variable weather: Packing tips for Central America

Packing tips for Central America

Full of vibrant history and charm, the many countries of Central America present students with an exciting array of opportunities to study abroad. Extending from Mexico to Panamá, the wide geographical expanse of this area contains a large array of landscapes, environments, and climactic conditions that can surprise unexpecting travelers. From visiting Nahuatl speaking populations in the cold highlands of…

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