Study Abroad Articles

If you've already started looking into study abroad programs , more likely than not the word safety has come out of your mouth, your families, or someone within the abroad organizations or maybe the US Government. This isn't about foreign areas being “dangerous” for Americans. It...
Whatever comes to mind when you think of study abroad , be it learning Mandarin in Shanghai, studying the history of the Roman Empire in Rome, or brushing up on finance skills in London, chances are a classroom is involved. But study abroad doesn’t have to be so rigidly defined....
“Hey...” someone growls out from the dark, their voice low but insistent. “Hey lady, come back here.” It’s late, it’s dark, and there’s a man following me to the bus stop. I’m alone and there’s almost no one on the street. I don’t know this guy and I don’t know what he wants, but...
When I finally stepped into my first study abroad fair, I did what we all do (and what we shouldn’t) and scooped up every single glossy-paged brochure I could and fell in love with all of them . How was I supposed to pick where to adventure? It took me awhile but I did finally...
If you’re considering studying abroad, chances are good you’re also considering buying a new camera. You really don't have to. As much as it seems like you need a great camera, it can be a costly and at times cumbersome addition to your study abroad packing list . Chances are,...
When I studied abroad in 2010, the thought of opening a bank account didn't even cross my mind -- there was no information out there nor was it provided by my abroad program. We all just would have weekly-ish runs to the ATM that was outside our apartment and withdrew what we...
When people ask me where I live, I jokingly reply, “out of my suitcase.” These days I am perpetually packed for 11 months of the year, never knowing if my job will send me to the South Pacific or Siberia. Remarkably, I can pack and unpack my 11-month suitcase in 20 minutes flat,...
When I woke up this morning, the first thing I heard was "there was a terrorist bombing." "Where?" I asked. "Brussels." Though concerned, I don't think my emotions could even remotely compare to those of a parent whose kid is currently studying, interning, or otherwise living...
My travels are among my best life experiences, but travel isn’t as readily available to everyone. For some people, whether they stay home or journey somewhere new isn’t a matter of choice, it's a matter of following through with values that your family taught you were important,...
Though I had believed I had grasped the concept from watching Under the Tuscan Sun (pretty dresses and straw hats for days) and reading that Italians were more “classy,” I showed up for my semester abroad with kitten-heeled fake leather booties, not even one pair of skinny jeans,...