How You Can Study Abroad While Working Your Way Through College with Megan Baker

Study Abroad While Working with Megan Baker

Megan Baker; Carrol University's study abroad coordinator

“You’ll find yourself. You will appreciate people, you will appreciate cultures, languages, and food on an entirely different level and will talk about these experiences for the rest of your life.” — Megan Baker, Carrol University

“There’s no way I can study abroad, I already work.” If that sounds like you then listen up, this interview is for you. You can study abroad while working not one, not two, but in Megan’s case three jobs and still find time study study abroad for an entire semester. That’s what Megan did.

In addition learning about Megan’s trip to Germany, we hear about Carrol University’s Cross Cultural Experience program, how Megan snorkeled her way through The Great Barrier Reef and her media de-recommendations. We talk Turkish food in Germany, getting over the fear of studying abroad, and of course, how you can study abroad while working.

Quote Megan would like to leave you with: “The more I see, the less I know, for sure” — John Lennon

Megan’s book recommendation

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

-She also recommended reading the local paper or magazines while you are abroad. Good tip!


  • Megan’s experience with The Wisconsin Hessen Exchange Program [1:04]
  • Getting over her fear of studying abroad [2:42]
  • How to pay for your study abroad experience [4:40]
  • Working your way through school juggling multiple jobs [6:16]
  • Megan talks about the study abroad scholarship process [7:08]
  • The Cross Cultural Experience (CCE) at Carrol University [9:19]
  • More on scholarships [10:10]
  • Discussing domestic study away options [11:10]
  • Megan’s advice for a student thinking about studying abroad [12:33]
  • Scuba diving at The Great Barrier Reef [15:05]
  • Megan’s food recommendations [18:40]
  • Why there is an abundance of Turkish food in Germany [21:00]
  • Megan’s media warning and recommendations [24:13]
  • If you’re hesitating about studying abroad [27:37]


Study Abroad While Working [Infographic]

You can definitely study abroad if you're working your way through college

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Published: September 27, 2018