Study Abroad Articles

The cost of attending college or university has been on a steady increase the past decade, forcing many students to take out loans to afford higher education. While loans can be extremely helpful and make the dream of college attainable, it definitely complicates studying abroad....
Studying abroad is one of the most eye-opening, mind-bending, life-changing, experiences a student can have. Yet, when beginning the process of studying abroad -- from researching programs to booking airfare -- it can be difficult to know what studying abroad actually is like....
You've decided to study abroad for a semester, but do you go in the fall or spring? Deciding when to go abroad can be a tricky choice, because there's so many different things to consider. From the weather and class dates, to holidays and FOMO, picking a semester abroad can get...
The bright light of dawn enters through the open-air windows of the wood thatched house of a homestay in the remote community of Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica. I awake on a mattress surrounded by a dozen or so study abroad students who hiked with me to the village the day before....
You love to travel. You may even enjoy the travel planning process... to a certain extent. It can be fun, until your Friday class is canceled at the last minute and you have a free weekend, but no time to plan a trip. Or when the school where you're teaching finally announces the...
Even before you get into college, everyone and their mother (literally sometimes) will tell you that junior year is the year to do a study abroad trip. If you even attempt to think about going senior year instead, the torrent of excuses as to why your junior year is better to go...
When studying abroad, program providers will often help set you up with a place to live. But for some students abroad -- particularly those doing direct enrollment -- the house hunting search is left in your hands. Since looking for a place to live abroad is likely totally new to...
Last week I sat around a table in Chelsea overlooking the Manhattan skyline, surrounded by a group of university alumni brought together by an Asia-focused study abroad program we all participated in some 5-6 years ago. I hadn't seen anyone since our college graduation in 2011...
So you've decided to study abroad and you know what you want to study, but you're not sure where to go to study say art history, healthcare, or English lit? With such a beautiful, large world to explore, one of the most difficult steps in the study abroad process can be choosing...
During the fall semester of my senior year of college, I decided I couldn’t graduate without taking advantage of the opportunity to spend a semester in a foreign country. Yet it seemed my time for studying abroad had passed. My university has a rule that your last semester of...