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10 Reasons to Study in Denmark

10 Reasons to Study in Denmark

Posted by Abigail Wilson on September 2, 2016 in Study Abroad

Denmark is a land of old kings and ancient traditions dating back to the early Vikings, who ruled the lands long ago. Here one will find a diverse culture settled deep within Nordic customs. Prospective students will also find advanced universities and student life unique to their own. Danish students flourish in their studies and attend many festivals and social events to celebrate their way of life.... Read More ...

Benefits of an International Community College Experience

Benefits of an International Community College Experience

Posted by Lauren McNitt on August 26, 2016 in Study Abroad

Community colleges can provide a number of benefits to international students looking to study in the United States. There are many community colleges located across the nation, providing students more selection, whether they want to experience a big city or a small town or live on the West Coast, the East Coast, in the Midwest, or in the South.... Read More ...

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Australia

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Australia

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 19, 2016 in Study Abroad

Deciding where to study abroad can be a difficult decision. If you want to be close to multiple oceans, amazing hiking trails, and high-tech cities, then Australia may be a great choice for you. This island continent doesn't lack in extraordinary traits and its quality of education ranks high across the globe. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should study in Australia.... Read More ...

Studying Abroad: The Harsh Realities and How to Conquer Them

Studying Abroad: The Harsh Realities and How to Conquer Them

Posted by Emmet Pierce on August 12, 2016 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad can be the opportunity of a lifetime, but before you attend school outside of your home country, you should be aware of some of the challenges you could face. You may leave home with high expectations, but the reality is that everyone has to deal with problems, even when they're exploring life in another country. It's helpful to prepare for the issues that may confront you.... Read More ...

Top 5 Reasons to Study in Poland

Top 5 Reasons to Study in Poland

Posted by Chris Norris on August 8, 2016 in Study Abroad

When many students plan their trips to study abroad, Poland is often a forgotten destination. This should not be the case! With all the country has to offer, from an academic to a touristic standpoint, it really deserves a top spot in the minds of students everywhere. In case you are still not convinced, here is a list of the top 5 reasons to study in Poland!... Read More ...

11 Most Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students

11 Most Affordable U.S. Colleges for International Students

Posted by Lauren McNitt on July 22, 2016 in Study Abroad

Universities throughout the United States accept international students every year for graduate and undergraduate programs, but education at American universities is often very expensive, and the financial aid options can be hard to navigate. Here is a list of affordable colleges for international students, including options in the eastern, western, middle, and southern U.S. These colleges range from large to small and include technical institutions and liberal arts.... Read More ...

What Questions Should I Ask When Buying Study Abroad Insurance?

What Questions Should I Ask When Buying Study Abroad Insurance?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on July 15, 2016 in Study Abroad

If you plan to study outside your home country, you'll need to purchase an international student health insurance plan to make sure you have access to quality medical care while abroad. Your goal should be to find insurance coverage that gives you access to excellent healthcare at a price that matches your budget. Here are 10 questions to ask before you begin shopping:... Read More ...

How to Create a Realistic Study Abroad Budget

How to Create a Realistic Study Abroad Budget

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on June 23, 2016 in Study Abroad

Study abroad is a popular way to broaden your education while gaining a first-hand perspective on the world. The experience also comes with a price that may be higher than the cost of your primary college or university. Here are seven tips for creating a realistic study abroad budget that will help you cover the basics, as well as travel:... Read More ...

Health Concerns for Study Abroad Students

Health Concerns for Study Abroad Students

Posted by Emmet Pierce on June 16, 2016 in Study Abroad

When you're planning to study abroad, it's very important to consider the potential health issues you could encounter as a visiting student. The Center for Global Education's Student Study Abroad Safety Handbook suggests that you take time to learn about precautions you can take to avoid illnesses, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes travel advisories on its website for countries around the world. The U.S. Department of State also provides information on its Students Abroad website.... Read More ...

How to Choose a College or University in the U.S.

How to Choose a College or University in the U.S.

Posted by Emmet Pierce on May 26, 2016 in Study Abroad

Earning a four-year degree in the U.S. may seem impossible for many international students because of the costs involved, but financial planning and careful school selection can help you achieve your goal. StudyUSA.com notes there are more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America from which you can choose. Tokio Marine HCC-MIS Group's Passport to American Education: A Simple Guide to International Student Financial Aid says that many U.S. schools are respected worldwide.... Read More ...

How to Spot and Avoid Scholarship Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Scholarship Scams

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on May 19, 2016 in Study Abroad

Although U.S. universities, service and non-profit organizations, and private companies offer billions of dollars each year in scholarships and financial aid, they typically provide such opportunities only to students who meet specific academic, financial, or other requirements. In other words: if a scholarship offer sounds too good to be true — with few or no requirements necessary to qualify — it may not be legitimate. Here are tools to evaluate whether a scholarship opportunity is the real deal- and some resources for legitimate aid:... Read More ...

Advantages of Studying Abroad

Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Andrea Emerson on April 28, 2016 in Study Abroad

Hop on any social media platform and you'll notice how small the world has become, shrinking by the minute. Succeeding in any aspect of life — school, business, relationships, personal development — means you'll have to interact with people, ideas, and values from across the planet. Want to give yourself an advantage (or several)? Below are five ways studying abroad can enrich your life and help you get ahead.... Read More ...

Study Abroad Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Prepare

Study Abroad Checklist: Everything You Need to Do to Prepare

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 21, 2016 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing experience, but getting ready for the big trip can be hectic and overwhelming. To ensure you don't forget anything and have a smooth transition to your new host country, it is best to make a checklist to keep yourself on track for your departure.... Read More ...

Everything You Need to Know About Getting an F1 Visa

Everything You Need to Know About Getting an F1 Visa

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 14, 2016 in Study Abroad

International citizens who wish to enter the United States are generally required to obtain a visa. For citizens of foreign countries who wish to study in the U.S., a student visa is mandatory. If you are entering the United States to attend a college or university, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory, or other academic institution (including a language training program), you’ll need to take the following steps to obtain your F1 visa:... Read More ...

The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 7, 2016 in Study Abroad

If you are off to study abroad, you are about to embark on an amazing, educational adventure. Before you head to the airport, you'll need to do some serious planning and preparation. This is a big trip to a foreign country, and to avoid overspending while away, you should be sure to pack everything you need.... Read More ...

9 Countries Where Americans Can Study for Free (or at a Fraction of U.S. Costs!)

9 Countries Where Americans Can Study for Free (or at a Fraction of U.S. Costs!)

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 31, 2016 in Study Abroad

Tuition prices are skyrocketing in the United States. According to data from College Board, between 2005-06 and 2015-16, the cost to attend an American four-year university increased at an average rate of 3.4% per year beyond inflation. With costs on the rise, savvy students and parents are looking elsewhere for education. Europe, South America, and Asia all offer free (or very cheap) education options for Americans. Here are some top destinations where Americans can earn a college degree on a budget.... Read More ...

Challenges for International Students in the United States

Challenges for International Students in the United States

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 24, 2016 in Study Abroad

Are you one of many students from all over the world who has applied to study in the United States- or are you thinking about studying in the U.S.? The U.S. is home to several of the top universities in the world and offers many opportunities for research and other academic endeavors. Whether it is finding international student aid, dealing with cultural differences, or finding a solution to an academic problem, international students in the United States face many challenges.... Read More ...

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

4 Ways to Work in the U.S. with a Student Visa

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 17, 2016 in Study Abroad

Few experiences can match the personal growth, cultural insights, and opportunities that studying abroad provides. For this reason, many international students seek out U.S. schools each year. At some point, many of these students set their eyes on a job, whether for the money, the experience, or just to lighten the load of their tuition. There are four ways to work in the U.S. on an F1 (student) visa that won't land you in hot water with the U.S. government: on-campus, off-campus, Curricular Practical Training, and Optional Practical Training.... Read More ...

How to Work While Studying Abroad in the U.K.

How to Work While Studying Abroad in the U.K.

Posted by Cheryl Alkon on March 10, 2016 in Study Abroad

Thinking about holding down a job while you study abroad in the United Kingdom? New regulations put into place in 2015 may make it harder to do so. Here's what you should know before you apply to schools or programs in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. According to a report by ICEF Monitor, a research firm that focuses on international education, the British government declared in July 2015 that students who are based outside the European Union and enrolled in further education programs can no longer work part time while they are studying.... Read More ...

Passport to Study Abroad: CIEE Program

Passport to Study Abroad: CIEE Program

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on March 3, 2016 in Study Abroad

CIEE: The Council on International Educational Exchange is providing funding through 2020 for the cost of processing 10,000 student passports. The program is part of CIEE's $20 million Generation Study Abroad Initiative, which seeks to address the biggest obstacles to participating in study abroad, identified by the group as cost, curriculum, and culture. Research shows that those who get to study abroad reap significant short-and long-term benefits from the experience, recording higher grade point averages and garnering more interest from prospective employers.... Read More ...

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Graduate Study Abroad

5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Graduate Study Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on February 25, 2016 in Study Abroad

When you make the decision to attend graduate school abroad, you’re opening yourself up to the endless opportunities and long-reaching benefits than an international degree provides. Not only do these degrees afford students the opportunity to set themselves apart from other candidates vying for similar jobs and careers, but they’re oftentimes shorter and cheaper than graduate programs in a student’s home country. And while there are several potential roadblocks to consider, there are also means of navigating each one.... Read More ...

How to Prepare for Graduate Study Abroad- And Adjust to Life Back Home

How to Prepare for Graduate Study Abroad- And Adjust to Life Back Home

Posted by Brianna Weidman on February 18, 2016 in Study Abroad

So you’ve decided to earn your graduate degree abroad. Whether you’re still deciding on a program or you’ve already been accepted - congrats! - it’s imperative that you prepare for this journey well in advance. Not only will the extra time and prep work make the transition to your host country that much smoother, but it’ll result in an easier adjustment period when you return home. So check out the following considerations- and enjoy your study abroad experience!... Read More ...

How to Complete Your Medical Residency in the U.S.

How to Complete Your Medical Residency in the U.S.

Posted by Lauren McNitt on February 11, 2016 in Study Abroad

Practicing medicine in the United States can be appealing to many international medical students and doctors, but the U.S. requires these physicians to undergo an extensive process — including re-completing residency in the U.S. One way to avoid completing two residencies, which could take as long as 10 years, is to complete just one residency — in the United States. However, this can be challenging due to a shortage of slots in residency programs in many states and roadblocks for international students qualifying for financial aid.... Read More ...

The Disadvantages of Study Abroad

The Disadvantages of Study Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on February 5, 2016 in Study Abroad

Planning for your study abroad experience can be equal parts exciting and overwhelming, and every decision you make should involve an assessment of both the positives and the negatives. While it’s only natural to imagine the glamorous aspects of your trip abroad, these expectations can cloud your judgment of the reality that awaits you. Studying abroad is a worthwhile and often life-changing experience, but be sure to check out these 5 disadvantages of study abroad- before you start planning.... Read More ...

5 Career Advantages of Studying Abroad

5 Career Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on February 4, 2016 in Study Abroad

In addition to gaining life experience, seeing new places, and immersing oneself in a new culture, studying abroad has major career, education, and lifestyle benefits. From increased earnings to better job prospects, studying abroad can pay off big. One of the most important study abroad advantages that alumni look forward to seeing is the noteworthy difference in pay between those who have studied abroad and those who have not. A study found that study abroad students have a 25% higher starting salary than those who do not study abroad.... Read More ...

Top 5 Study Abroad Destinations

Top 5 Study Abroad Destinations

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 28, 2016 in Study Abroad

Each year, hundreds of thousands of American students depart for a study abroad experience. In recent years, the number of students taking part in international study programs has grown steadily. For many, the destination is the most important factor when selecting a program or organization. Here are our top 5 destinations for American students going abroad:... Read More ...

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 21, 2016 in Study Abroad

Study abroad preparation is important for a smooth trasition and successful experience. This timeline breaks down the process into helpful steps to follow, beginning as early as 18 months prior to departure. Timelines for all students will vary based on country of origin, the procedures of the university they will attend, and more. For some students, the process can take as long as two years; for others as short as 6 months.... Read More ...

8 Ways Students Can Stay Safe Studying Abroad

8 Ways Students Can Stay Safe Studying Abroad

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on January 14, 2016 in Study Abroad

Students interested in study abroad can take pro-active steps to fully reap the benefits of the experience, despite concerns about global security in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Study abroad offers many personal and practical benefits, according to IES Abroad. Alumni of such programs report starting salaries that are $7,000 a year higher than other graduates; have much greater success in finding a job within one year of graduation, and have a 90 percent acceptance rate into the first or second graduate school on their list.... Read More ...

The Best Ways to Make Studying in the U.S. Affordable

The Best Ways to Make Studying in the U.S. Affordable

Posted by Brianna Weidman on January 8, 2016 in Study Abroad

It’s easy to dismiss your dream of pursuing a college education in the United States- after all, the prospect of traveling to the U.S. for an international study program can seem financially daunting, if not downright impossible. But a strategy that combines financial aid, scholarships, and/or loans with personal savings and realistic decision-making is a solid approach that can make your dreams come true. With careful planning and the following tips, you can find ways to cut the cost of your college education in America.... Read More ...

Best Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants for 2016

Best Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants for 2016

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 7, 2016 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a unique opportunity for college students to live and learn outside the United States. While these programs are available all over the world, they can be very expensive, and paying for them is often a challenge. If you are looking to study abroad, be sure to check out these scholarship opportunities that could cover part- or all- of your study abroad experience.... Read More ...

The 15 Best Study Abroad Organizations

The 15 Best Study Abroad Organizations

Posted by Brianna Weidman on December 31, 2015 in Study Abroad

There are thousands of cultural exchange programs all across the globe that can make your dreams of international study come true. The following study abroad program providers are some of the best in the business, awarding millions in scholarships each year and offering destinations from China to Argentina- and nearly everywhere in between. Whether you’re looking for a year-long program or a short summer stay, we’re sure that our list of the 15 best study abroad organizations has you covered!... Read More ...

6 Tips for Meeting People While Studying Abroad

6 Tips for Meeting People While Studying Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on September 1, 2015 in Study Abroad

The value of studying abroad is undeniable; these once-in-a-lifetime programs provide opportunities for educational and personal growth, intercultural development, and professional advancement- all while immersing you in a foreign culture!... Read More ...

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Posted by Brianna Weidman on August 31, 2015 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity for college students to broaden their horizons and get a glimpse into the inner workings of the global community. For most, the once-in-a-lifetime experience of studying abroad and engaging with a foreign culture is both valuable and enriching. This unique experience will provide you with a world-class education in global human relations, while also expanding your international network- thereby putting you a step ahead in the career process.... Read More ...

Interview: Studying German in Germany

Interview: Studying German in Germany

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 5, 2015 in Study Abroad

We interviewed a Michigan State University Alumni, Elizabeth Kelley, who had recently studied abroad to study German in Germany. She graciously allowed us to share her thoughts on studying another language in another country for those who are curious about doing the same.... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad in High School

How to Study Abroad in High School

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 4, 2015 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad in high school is a fantastic idea for those wishing and wanting to experience new cultures and learn what it is like away from home. You will undoubtedly gain some great worldly experience that will impress colleges and future employers. More than a great resume builder, studying abroad in high will allow you ... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad in Japan

How to Study Abroad in Japan

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on May 4, 2015 in Study Abroad

The decision to study abroad can be a life-altering one. Spending an extended period of time on your own in a foreign country changes your outlook on life and exposes you to things you would never see had you stayed home. If you have made that decision and are looking for a destination, consider Japan.... Read More ...

How to File a Student Visa Application

How to File a Student Visa Application

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on April 28, 2015 in Study Abroad

The student visa application process can be confusing and time consuming. There are certain steps and procedures than must be done in a certain order; otherwise, you could end up having to start the process over again. Not only is it recommended, but it is also encouraged that you start to file your student visa application as soon as possible. Because of wait times and application review processes,... Read More ...

H1N1 Is Still Hitting College Campuses - Are You Covered?

H1N1 Is Still Hitting College Campuses - Are You Covered?

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 23, 2015 in Study Abroad

With an increasing number of H1N1 cases on college campuses around the world, health insurance for international students is becoming even more beneficial. Many colleges and universities require medical coverage in order for international students to enroll and study in programs abroad. Even though many schools sponsor and distribute their own H1NI medical plans, students still have the option to purchase a third-party plan as long as that plan meets the school’s minimum benefit requirements.... Read More ...

Finding the Best Study Abroad Program For You

Finding the Best Study Abroad Program For You

Posted by Ryan Love on April 22, 2015 in Study Abroad

After first deciding to study abroad, the next step might be one of the most exciting: choosing a destination. You may be lured by where your friends want to travel, but it’s important to choose a country that fits your academic needs and has a history and culture that interests you.... Read More ...

Getting Prepared for College in a Foreign Country

Getting Prepared for College in a Foreign Country

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 22, 2015 in Study Abroad

Whether you are entering college right after graduating high school or you are enrolling after some time off, getting prepared for college can be tricky. It can be even trickier to prepare when your new school is in another country!... Read More ...

Studying Education Abroad

Studying Education Abroad

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2015 in Study Abroad

For many students, the thought of leaving their home, school, and friends behind to study abroad is a scary thought. For some students, what keeps them from studying abroad is the fact that their education may experience a slight setback.... Read More ...

Featured Customer: De-Neita Peoples Study Abroad in London

Featured Customer: De-Neita Peoples Study Abroad in London

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 20, 2015 in Study Abroad

De-Neita Peoples, a 25 year old Atlas Travel® customer who is currently traveling Europe, strives to live by the saying, “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these”.... Read More ...

Featured Customer: Touring Olympic Park

Featured Customer: Touring Olympic Park

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 20, 2015 in Study Abroad

As the final days of De-Neita People’s study abroad trip are drawing closer, there are a couple things that she has planned to complete her “to-do” list. Although she has been working hard in her law classes, she has made time to see just about all of the amazing attractions London has to offer.  She ... Read More ...

F1 Visa Guidelines and Rules

F1 Visa Guidelines and Rules

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 2, 2015 in Study Abroad

Are you a student looking to travel to the US for studies? If so, then the F1 visa is the visa that you need to think about. The F1 Visa is for foreign students attending a university, college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory, or a language-training program in the United States. However, there ... Read More ...

Coming to the U.S. for a Masters Program

Coming to the U.S. for a Masters Program

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 23, 2015 in Study Abroad

Many decisions accompany the choice to get a graduate degree. One decision is picking the university to complete your master’s program. There are many graduate programs throughout the world, but many people decide to go to the United States. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll want to receive a quality education from a respected university.... Read More ...

A Review of HCCMIS from T.E.S.S.

A Review of HCCMIS from T.E.S.S.

Posted by Jarred Juett on January 20, 2015 in Study Abroad

From T.E.S.S.’s Ron Reisler: T.E.S.S. – THE EXCHANGE STUDENTS SERVICE (www.tessusa.com) is an agency headquartered in Massachusetts that brings international students to the U.S. to study in a variety of programs.... Read More ...

Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on December 19, 2014 in Study Abroad

So, you’ve decided to study abroad. Good for you! The next decision to be made is when and where you’ll go. For some students, the benefits of studying during the regular academic year make sense. However, every student, like every study abroad experience, is unique, and you have to find the right program. If you are interested in studying abroad, but cannot go during the academic year, consider studying abroad during the summer.... Read More ...

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Posted by Abigail Pratt on December 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a major decision, and plenty of smaller decisions fall under its umbrella. Sure, it’s easy to decide you’ll study abroad. However, once you decide to go, you need to do some research. Where are you going to study? What are you going to study? Do you want a foreign-language program? How are you going to get there? How do you apply for the program? How much is it going to cost to study abroad? What options are there for financial aid? These questions can be overwhelming, but don’t let them deter you. After all, there are many great benefits to studying abroad.... Read More ...

Loans for International Students

Loans for International Students

Posted by Jarred Juett on December 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

One of the most difficult aspects of studying abroad is the cost. The cost of studying abroad is often what keeps students from taking advantage of the amazing opportunity. When you decide to study abroad, you open yourself up to new experiences that will continue to shape and influence your life for years after your trip. You will have the chance to explore foreign cities, live on your own, meet new people, eat new foods, and learn about a new culture firsthand. You also will be able to study and learn from professors and other students that you would not have met otherwise.... Read More ...

Top 5 Advantages of Studying Abroad

Top 5 Advantages of Studying Abroad

Posted by Jarred Juett on December 3, 2014 in Study Abroad

Taking advantage of the opportunity to pursue an education outside of one’s home country is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Being aware of the advantages of studying abroad will help you make the most out of your time learning away from home.... Read More ...

Top 5 Places For U.S. Students To Study Abroad

Top 5 Places For U.S. Students To Study Abroad

Posted by Jarred Juett on December 3, 2014 in Study Abroad

When choosing where to study abroad, U.S. students often think of popular destinations, such as Italy, France, Greece, Spain, and the U.K. All of these countries offer rich cultural experiences and top-tier academic programs, but there are several excellent college and university options that students tend to overlook.... Read More ...

Resources for Students Studying Abroad

Resources for Students Studying Abroad

Posted by Jarred Juett on September 24, 2014 in Study Abroad

No matter your home country or where you will study, studying abroad may be a challenging experience. As you transition from your home into a new culture, you will experience culture shock. One of the best ways to deal this transition period is to know what resources are available to you and how to best use those resources. International student resources come in various forms: critical information, programs that can help you get connected to school and make living abroad easier, and where to find these resources.... Read More ...

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning Infographic

Timeline for Study Abroad Planning Infographic

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on September 18, 2014 in Study Abroad

Students preparing to study abroad must complete several steps in the months leading up to their departure. The following infographic illustrates a timeline with the general breakdown of the steps you should follow to ensure the process moves smoothly. Keep in mind... Read More ...

10 Tips for Visiting Your Child Abroad

10 Tips for Visiting Your Child Abroad

Posted by Scott Armstrong on August 11, 2014 in Study Abroad

Your child has been living abroad for months, and you may want to visit them at some point during their stay. Visiting your child abroad can be a confusing experience. But whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just getting your passport for the first time, you’ll do fine if you follow these 10 tips. Finding... Read More ...

5 Tips For Preparing to Stay with a Host Family

5 Tips For Preparing to Stay with a Host Family

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 30, 2014 in Study Abroad

When you picked a location to study abroad, most likely you were intrigued by your host country’s culture. Deeper research into the family structure and style of your host country will help tremendously in understanding your new family. Each culture has its own way and standard of living, and by gaining insight before even entering... Read More ...

South Africa: Proudly African, Truly International

South Africa: Proudly African, Truly International

Posted by Cynthia Roush on April 22, 2014 in Study Abroad

Hi! My name is Cynthia Roush, and I am a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Last summer, before my junior year, I went on a short study abroad to South Africa. South Africa is an incredible country filled with rich culture, food, and atmosphere. Though I have experienced richness in my travels to other countries, such as in Europe, the buzz in the air is different... Read More ...

5 Language Learning Tips for Study Abroad

5 Language Learning Tips for Study Abroad

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

As a student, the opportunity to study abroad offers you the ability to expand your horizons in new and exciting ways. You’ll be introduced to a new culture and confronted with new ideas and ways of life. Most of all, you will learn an entirely new way of communicating with others. This is a simple task for those who choose to study abroad in English speaking countries.... Read More ...

Must Know Study Abroad Scholarships

Must Know Study Abroad Scholarships

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Students who choose to study abroad make the decision of a lifetime. While studying abroad offers a lot of awesome experiences, it can also be extremely expensive. While you think about studying abroad, consider looking into study abroad scholarships for students. There are many scholarship programs for international students. If you choose to use an ... Read More ...

Scholarship Programs for International Students

Scholarship Programs for International Students

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

There are plenty of universities and organizations that provide scholarship programs for international students. Whether you are looking to study in the U.S. or on the opposite end of the world, each program is different and provides a unique experience for each individual looking for a well-rounded educational and cultural learning experience. Many universities provide... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad in England

How to Study Abroad in England

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

England is consistently one of the top places for study abroad students to extend their travels and studies for many reasons. One of the top reasons to study abroad in England is that it is an English speaking area, and saves students the hassle of a language barrier. Once you have made you last final... Read More ...

10 Tips for Experiencing the Culture While Studying Abroad

10 Tips for Experiencing the Culture While Studying Abroad

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is not always easy. Language barriers can leave foreign students feeling isolated on occasions, and home sickness is common among young travelers. Studying abroad can be made easier and more enjoyable if students do not think of themselves as visitors, but instead immerse themselves in a region’s culture. Provided below are 10 tips for experiencing the culture while studying abroad.... Read More ...

Study Abroad in Spain

Study Abroad in Spain

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting time for any student who takes advantage of the opportunity to learn and travel in a different country. However, one of the most difficult decisions you have to make before studying abroad is deciding where you actually want to go. Many students choose to study in countries like England and... Read More ...

Surviving the Holidays in the U.S. for International Students

Surviving the Holidays in the U.S. for International Students

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

The months before Christmas in the United States can be intimidating for someone not familiar with the colors, music, festivity, and shopping that surround this widely-celebrated holiday. While you might celebrate Christmas—or a different holiday—already, recognizing holidays in the U.S. begins as early as November and continues into January. You need to prepare for just... Read More ...

Study Business Abroad

Study Business Abroad

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

In today’s economic market and job climate, it really helps to have a little something extra on your resume. In fact, many employers look for potential hires that not only have relevant experience, but who can also provide a competitive advantage. Whether you are currently studying business, management, or international business, going to study business abroad will not only improve your resume, but also provide a wonderful educational and cultural experience. Studying business and management abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance your skills and gain practical and applicable experiences on an international level.... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad

How to Study Abroad

Posted by Cynthia Roush on February 6, 2014 in Study Abroad

Making the decision to study abroad at any age must be done carefully. There is a lot you must consider before you actually leave home and embark on this great opportunity. Where will you go and when? How will you pay for it? Where will you live while you are there? Why do you want to go? The truth is, there is a process to studying abroad. It is not as simple as applying to a program and leaving home. In fact, depending on the program, it could take a few months for you to be fully prepared to leave home and begin your adventure.... Read More ...

Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on January 29, 2014 in Study Abroad

One of the most difficult parts of studying abroad is coming up with the money. Besides program tuition, students must factor in airfare, any additional travel plans to get to their destination, food, souvenirs, travel to neighboring cities and countries, fees for clubs or other activities, and miscellaneous costs. Often this high cost of a study abroad trip deters many students. However, the benefits of the experience have the potential to far outweigh the costs.... Read More ...

Why Study Abroad?

Why Study Abroad?

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on January 29, 2014 in Study Abroad

As a student, you may have heard talk about studying abroad. Perhaps your friends are considering it or maybe your school even requires some degree of off-campus study. You may be hesitant. You ask, “Why study abroad?” You might love to see the world, but your education has to come first. Or maybe you have avoided the experience because you are not sure you would like being on your own for so long in a foreign country. While those are certainly understandable reasons for never having seriously considered studying abroad, here is an opportunity to reconsider.... Read More ...

Finding Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Finding Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on January 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad involves quite an investment, not only of time and energy but of money. This last investment can be quite a deterrent to many students, which isn’t surprising. Besides program tuition, students must book flights, secure enough money to purchase food and some souvenirs, and hope to have some cash left over to travel and participate in other activities once they’ve arrived at their destination. With all of those different costs, the cost of studying abroad can quickly add up, which means you can quickly find yourself paying a lot of money for this opportunity.... Read More ...

Grants for International Students

Grants for International Students

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on January 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Finding the monetary resources to study abroad can be a challenge. In fact, many students calculate the cost of studying abroad and decide they can’t afford it. You have to factor in tuition, cost of transportation to your new school, and cost of living while you are abroad. Unfortunately these costs do not cover the cost of extras like visiting museums, traveling to other cities and countries, purchasing souvenirs, and participating in other activities that interest you. With all these costs adding up, you might quickly realize how much your experience abroad will cost. However, there are great financial aid opportunities for international students to support a study abroad experience.... Read More ...

U.S. Study Abroad Programs

U.S. Study Abroad Programs

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on August 15, 2012 in Study Abroad

Learn about U.S. study abroad programs from coast to coast and everything in between. See which universities offer the most robust learning abroad programs including specific information about study abroad programs and contact information to get you started. You’ll find everything you need from international student health insurance recommendations to international university demographics.... Read More ...