Getting Medical Assistance while Abroad

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. ~Erma Bombeck Doctors in other countries do not undergo the same type of education that they do in the US. Therefore, it is important to think about whom you might want to see for minor and major medical assistance. Make a list of recommended physicians and hospitals before you leave,…

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Southern Italy: A Study-Abroad Alternative

It is ‘the road less traveled’ to experience the unique culture, customs and climate of southern Italy.  Many students fail to realize that choosing the city within the country that you want to study in is even more important than choosing the country.  Just like studying outside of Sydney, London, Paris, or New York City offers very diverse experiences to…

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Packing for Study Abroad

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. ~Susan Heller What and how to pack isn’t as easy as it looks. Just like the research and time it takes to secure cheap airline tickets, packing can also take a lot of planning. So hat to bring…

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ID cards for international students

Half the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness. ~ Ray Bradbury Whether or not you buy International ID cards is a personal decision. Your decision should be based on your use for the card, and specifically its benefits. Most foreign universities will give you a student identification card for the institution. However, there are several commercial cards that…

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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…

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Common paths to studying abroad

Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices. ~ Alfred A. Montapert To understand the paths to studying abroad and your options, first identify the department or office on campus that helps students study abroad, and then go there. If your home institution doesn’t have a study abroad designee or process in place, then inquire about…

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Study Abroad and Religion

Religion is one of those things that many Americans practice but don’t always understand or talk about. Nonetheless, your religion may influence where you’d like to study abroad. You may want to learn more about your own religion or you may want to learn about another. I call myself a Christian, but I lived with an African Muslim family while…

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Passport, visa to study abroad

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. ~Malcolm X Passport and Visas How do I get a passport, visa? A passport is a form of international identification that states your citizenship and other important information needed by immigration. If you don’t already have a passport, then you should apply as…

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Study Abroad and Family

Study Abroad with family Students with partners and children are taking advantage of study abroad opportunities. If it is your dream to go abroad, then don’t let anything get in your way. But, how would you deal with Study Abroad and Family issue? More nontraditional students are going back to college, and more study abroad programs are taking spouses and…

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries. ~ Romain Rolland How do I get scholarships and financial Aid? In this article you will find tips, advise, and information that will help you in your search for the best option. Scholarships and Financial Aid Federal financial aid can be used for study abroad if (a) credit is…

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