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Study Abroad Articles

  • What Does Your Host Family Think About Hosting?
    By Lauren Salisbury on 02/02/2016
    From cultural immersion to saving money to the irreplaceable feeling of having a home away from home, many study abroad students find that homestays are their best choice for accommodations abroad. On homestays, instead of living in student apartments or dormitories, visiting students reside...
  • The study abroad guide for parents
    By Delia Harrington on 01/28/2016
    So your baby is all grown up and went off to college. You bought the twin-XL sheets and made it through the tearful goodbye, and then the first couple of years of college went by in the blink of an eye. You thought you were in the clear, until one day they called to say they were thinking about...
  • Hiking Boots
    By Lauren Salisbury on 01/25/2016
    Home to a myriad of vibrant cultures, natural wonders ranging from lakes and beaches to mountains and rainforests, and a hotbed for Spanish language learning and colonial history, Central America is an exciting location for study abroad. However, Central America is also a unique place full of...
  • Ecuador
    By Elaina Giolando on 01/21/2016
    Studying abroad in Latin America is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about the region's history, culture, and languages and to embrace new people and ideas during your time in whichever country you choose. It's also a fabulous opportunity to make mistakes. Regardless of where you choose to...
  • Why you Should Study in Ireland
    By Mandi Schmitt on 01/18/2016
    The cost of study abroad is, unsurprisingly, one of the biggest reasons why students don't, or think they can't, study abroad. But what if I told you that, if you were down for studying abroad in Ireland, you might be able to throw costs and money out the window. You might, in fact, be able to...
  • Could Abroad Be the Answer to an Affordable MBA or Graduate Degree?
    By Natalie Southwick on 01/11/2016
    In an increasingly globalized world, international experiences and skills are in higher demand than ever, and the advantages of an international degree are growing as companies continue to compete to hire candidates with international experience. With quality programs on offer at universities...
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  • Is the Option to Study Abroad Realistic for All Students?
    By Natalie Southwick on 01/07/2016
    "I'd love to study abroad, but I can't afford it." Raise your hand if you've ever heard someone say this -- or said it yourself. Everyone? That's what I thought. Though study abroad has become an increasingly popular -- and in some cases, mandatory -- aspect of higher education, for many...
  • The 15 Go Overseas Articles You Loved the Most in 2015
    By Natalie Southwick on 01/04/2016
    Happy 2016, everyone! Before we dive into this bright, shiny, brand-new year that stretches out in front of us, it's time to look back at 2015. The past year saw us revamp our site, expand our coverage of all things abroad, and delve deeper into what it really means to engage in meaningful...
  • 24 Apps you need for study abroad
    By Richelle Gamlam on 12/28/2015
    In an increasingly technological world, it's hard to imagine life without a laptop and smartphone. Long gone are the days of internet cafes and international phone cards for study abroad students. When you pack for your study abroad adventure, don't bother lugging around a huge guidebook. Throw...
  • Holiday homesickness
    By Lauren Salisbury on 12/21/2015
    There's no place like home for the holidays. You know the saying, you know the song. Unfortunately, living abroad for an extended period of time, whether it be to study, teach, volunteer, or work, often means that you won't get to be home for the holidays. Being away from our families, friends,...