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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Mission trips are a great way for young adults to have unique experiences in foreign countries while working toward something that matters. Many teenagers go on these trips and have life-changing adventures. So you want to go on a mission trip? But where to start? There’s a few things to consider when thinking about a mission trip.... 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 ...