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Choosing your program: Living arrangements

There are typically a few options for living arrangements when you study abroad, including a host family. You should think through which one you choose so that it fits with your lifestyle and goals for your time away. Host family Host families can be one of the best ways to learn a language – if you’re dedicated to spending time…

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Reverse Culture Shock: Coming home after studying abroad

When preparing for studying abroad one thing you’re often told about is culture shock. Especially if you’ll be studying in a country that doesn’t speak your native language! What no one ever thinks to prepare you for is reverse culture shock. According to the U.S. Department of State website, reverse culture shock is “Many of the same events and circumstances…

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