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What Is Study Abroad?

@ryoji__iwata What is Study Abroad? If you’re reading this, you probably have an idea that you know what you think actually is or might be the easily defined or maybe not-so-typical definition of study abroad. Or maybe you don’t. That’s why I’m here to help pinpoint exactly what study abroad
April 9, 2019

Making Friends While You Study Abroad

@rexcuando So, you’re considering study abroad… Of course you should go! This is your chance to have the adventure of a lifetime.  But maybe you’re a little bit concerned (scared?) about being in a foreign country with no friends. DON”T FRET…I’VE GOT YOU! So as an international student, you’ll find
March 21, 2019

12.5 Places To Consider Studying Abroad

Ok, so here’s what I did: @rawpixel Every study abroad company compiles annual lists of the most popular study abroad destinations based on data from students that studied abroad with them. I looked at all the lists and simply combined them into one, super list, which you can find below.
March 6, 2019

Why Study Abroad? Seriously…

Only 1 in 10 college students study abroad Studying abroad is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You’ll meet new friends, explore iconic locales, and experience a whole new culture by actually living it. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your foreign language skills, savor foods you’ve never tasted before, and, essentially,
February 25, 2019

The Hidden Benefits You Reap By Studying Abroad In A Big City

@picjumbo You’re off to college! Ready to expand your horizons and begin a new adventure away from home. For many students – maybe you? – this is the first time you’ll be outside the comfort zone provided by your family and the familiar surroundings of your home town. You’ll meet
February 12, 2019

How to Choose the Perfect Study Abroad Program To Accelerate Your Career

@picjumbo You know how when you go to a restaurant; usually Chinese food or a diner, and the menu goes on forever and you think to yourself ‘how am I ever going to decide? I wish I could try everything!’ At first glance, deciding how to study abroad can be as daunting
January 29, 2019

Should You Double Major or Study Abroad?

@mattragland Deciding whether to pursue a double major or study abroad is a dilemma facing many college students. They can’t get beyond the fact that it’s six of one, half dozen of the other. If you’re trying to decide which is the better option, there are some clear points to
October 13, 2018

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Studied Abroad

@jeshoots Everything that you could possibly check off a to-do list I did. I crossed all my t’s and dotted my I’s. I was ready, or so I thought. Beginning with the end in mind is a tried and true adage that holds true to most life experiences, and studying
October 4, 2018

4 Steps To Applying For Study Abroad Scholarships

Study abroad scholarships consist mainly of essays and there are enough to apply to that it can become overwhelming. When I applied for (and received) the Gilman Scholarship I worked smarter, and not harder. Below you will find an illustration of how I went about my scholarship application process. You’ll
June 29, 2018

8 Reasons to Take a Semester at Sea

source: Founded in 1963, Semester at Sea has helped many gain perhaps even more of a once in a lifetime experience that traditional study abroad opportunities if that’s even possible. This post is meant to make those unaware of this opportunity aware of this opportunity. I had two close friends take
May 16, 2018

How To Decide Where To Study Abroad

@picjumbo I’d describe the beginning of the study abroad process as signing up for classes, finding a new apartment, and buying a car wrapped together. You hear the term “make or break” thrown around a lot. I won’t go so far as to say that a good relationship will either
May 13, 2018

The Ultimate Guide To Networking While You Study Abroad

When you decided to study abroad, you probably didn’t think much about how your international experience could impact your future career. Think again. Employers are supremely interested in learning whether you took advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop the skills that will make you a valuable asset to them
May 3, 2018

Why A Podcast Vs. A Blog?

You’ve gotta imagine the irony of me blogging about why a podcast is better than a blog. In reality, that’s more of a catchy title because my main point of attraction on this website is of course, a podcast. Not too long ago I read that in today’s digital age,
April 29, 2018

Vegabonding Spark Notes

One of the four resources on our resource page is the book Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. This book has, in my humble opinion, become the unofficial travel hackers’ bible. Before I left for my study abroad journey I read it and took notes. My hope is that a small taste
April 16, 2018

The History of Study Abroad

Traveling used to be a big deal. I know its still a big deal now but it wasn’t like it was today where you can just Snap your peeps when you land. As a matter of fact, the U.S. postal system was established in 1775, so it looks like the
April 11, 2018

The Psychology of Study Abroad

This post is not for the people who have already decided to study abroad, this is for those of you who are thinking about going, but just can’t seem to justify the cost. I’m not going to lie, an international study experience can be more expensive than a normal semester
April 3, 2018