Study Abroad Articles

How to Save Money Traveling on a College Student Budget

By Megan Kenslea 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 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  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 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) […]

9 Reasons to Study Abroad

An opportunity to study abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime, where your learning experience extends out to the world beyond the college campus. There are many reasons why you may consider studying abroad, though for every reason you come up with, you may find a reason not to. Deciding to study abroad may […]