Study Abroad Articles

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...
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...
"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,...
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...
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...
“If I lived in the United States, no one would treat me different for being black. There’s no discrimination there, not like here in Cuba.” It was breaking my heart to talk with this quiet man who was so determined that there was a better life in my home country. I had walked...
The headlines filling the news over the past few months have been increasingly grim as recent acts of terrorism have gripped the world in fear. Following the November 13 attacks in Paris in which 130 people were killed by mass shootings and suicide bombings, terrorism has...
During my first few years at the University of Maryland, I thought deeply about including a study abroad experience in my four-year plan. Unfortunately, taking a quick look at the price tag of some of the programs available quickly shut my dreams down. And so, instead of taking a...
As we head into the holiday season, the thoughts of gift giving are starting to stir up the autumn weather. As a parent, grandparent, relative, or friend of a student traveler who's studying abroad as we speak, about to head out on a gap year in the spring, or in any way possible...
Incorporating an international component into American higher education is critically important for creating a workforce with the capabilities and mindset to tackle the world’s toughest challenges of global interdependence: disease, violent extremism, climate change, economic...