Study Abroad Articles

8 Steps to Prepare to Study Abroad

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Did you get into a study abroad program? Now is the time to start preparing! Use this checklist to be sure you’re ready for anything.

College Education Abroad: Going To College in Another Country?

“Study abroad” typically only lasts for a semester – but what about if you got your entire education abroad? Purvi S. Mody of Insight Education gives her thoughts on U. S. students who pursue an education abroad, including answering questions about applications, language, and university structure! If you’re interested in pursuing your college education abroad, be sure […]

Study Abroad: A Teacher’s Point of View

By Dr. Tara Keenan: For StudentAdvisor.com Cache of Civilizations Under an Arch on Via della Lungara I left New York at 34 because every bone in my body could feel that the window was closing. If my husband and I didn’t leave then, we would certainly remain stuck forever, twenty minutes from where we were […]

3 Ways College Students Can Become Global Citizens

By Dean Tsouvalas StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief More than ever, it’s crucial that college grads know that they will not only be competing with their fellow classmates for jobs – they’re also competing with graduates all over the world. Understanding the global market and economy is imperative for students looking to start their job search. Here are […]

Life After Graduation: So You Want to Teach English Abroad?

By Noah Greenberg For StudentAdvisor.com The cliché, unfortunately, is true: Graduation day comes and goes in the blink of an eye. One minute you’re all cap and gown; the next, you’ve either occupied the basement couch at your parents’ house, or you’re cinching up a tie for that coveted ‘job’ that everyone seems to be […]

How to Save Money Traveling on a College Student Budget

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff I’ve had the travel bug for as long as I can remember. Even as a little girl, I dreamed about seeing the world – of backpacking through Europe, tangoing in Argentina, and riding elephants in India. The list of places I want to visit is much longer than the list […]

College Reviews: Liberal Arts Colleges in Southern Maine

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff New England is known for having one of the highest concentrations of colleges and univeristies in the US. Compared to hustle and bustle of Boston, which draws thousands of students from all over the world, many students prefer to study in the more serene setting of Maine. And it comes […]

College Study Abroad Tips for Finding the Right Program

By Mike Stone For StudentAdvisor.com  Looking to enhance your creativity while gaining a competitive edge for a job?  Are you hoping to save money on tuition and study halfway around the world? Well, get lost! You may be surprised to learn that a college study abroad program can make this all possible! But with so […]

3 Practical Benefits to Foreign Language Courses in College

By Jayne Seward StudentAdvisor.com Staff As colleges and universities face budget shortfalls, foreign languages – sometimes with low enrollments – find themselves on the budgetary chopping block.  But language experts say there are many benefits to students in becoming fluent in a foreign language.  Critics of foreign language majors focus on the practical skill set […]

Returning Home from Studying Abroad Can Cause “Reverse Culture Shock”

The number of United States students studying abroad is up 8.5 percent and has increased four-fold in the past two decades, according to Open Doors 2009: U.S. Students Studying Abroad. With more students than ever studying overseas, many will feel out of place when they return to their college campuses. Although most colleges help prepare students for […]

Is Taking A Year Off From College Right For You?

By: Robin Pendoley, Co-Founder & CEO of Thinking Beyond Borders  It’s a growing trend among high school graduates. Take a minute to learn about it whether it is right for you… What Is a Gap Year? A “gap year” is typically a period between completing high school and beginning college. This time can be either a semester […]

Top 10 iPhone Apps for the Study Abroad Student

1. Google Maps (Free) You will inevitably get lost while studying abroad in a foreign city. Use Google Maps on your iPhone to get where you’re going. Enough said. Also, browse the app store for metro maps of your host city, like the London Tube or Metro Paris apps (both $1). 2. XE Currency (Free) […]