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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Here's Why You Should Be Nuts About Almonds

Here's Why You Should Be Nuts About Almonds

Posted by John Egan on February 19, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Step aside, peanuts and walnuts. Almonds now are the most popular nut in the U.S. Why? Because the health benefits of adding almonds to our diets are nuts. For example, a new study from the University of Florida found that an almond-rich diet is healthier than an almond-less diet. A 1-ounce serving of almonds — about 23 nuts — provides 164 calories and, according to the Institute of Food Technologists, is packed with protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals.... Read More ...

Drinking Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

Drinking Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on February 12, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Enjoying a glass of wine, beer, or distilled liquor can be harmless for adults who monitor their intake, but drinking in excess can lead to a variety of physical and mental health problems. Because alcohol is a drug, it's important to moderate your consumption so you don't develop a dependency that leads to illness. If you become dependent on alcohol to relax or cope with daily stress, drinking less can become difficult.... 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 ...

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 ...

Doing It Right: Choosing an Exercise Plan That's Right for You

Doing It Right: Choosing an Exercise Plan That's Right for You

Posted by Emmet Pierce on January 8, 2016 in Personal Wellness

You can save money on health care by improving your level of physical fitness—but choosing the wrong exercise program can lead to injuries and illness.... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...