Study Abroad Articles

Originally published on February 12th, 2012 Every year from February 1 - March 1, the United States and Canada partake in a month long celebration honoring the history and many contributions of Africans Americans. For 2015, the theme for Black History Month is " A Century of...
There are so many reasons that students should absolutely consider studying abroad for a year rather than just a semester… Oh wait, what? You want to just study abroad for two weeks? TWO WEEKS?! Have you lost your mind? Two weeks is barely enough time to whet your appetite for...
“I was really afraid of the subway in Paris and London. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep up with the pace of the group and that ‘minding the gap’ idea was a worry for me,” Elyse began. I was in the middle of a Skype interview with a group of study abroad alumni, known as...
I’m going to tell you a secret that perhaps no one has dared whisper to you before. New Year’s Eve is just another night in the year. It just happens to be the first night, so for some reason, society has made us feel like we have to do something ravishingly awesome or we are big...
January term, or J-Term as our new generation of acronym-obsessed hipsters calls it, is a short academic session offered by many universities in between fall and spring semester. Usually lasting from three weeks to a month, J-Term acts as an opportunity for students wanting to...
If you haven't already heard, President Obama announced on Wednesday, December 17th 2014, that the U.S. is significantly changing it’s Cuba policy to make travel to Cuba easier for American citizens. Visas will be allowed for educational and humanitarian purposes, Americans will...
My roommates let out a “whoop” of exhaustion as they opened the apartment door and tossed their luggage through the door. I was seated in our window looking out over the Italian piazza with a cup of tea in my hand as I did my homework. They were just getting back from a weekend...
Beginning with the tradition of the Grand Tour of Europe – when upper class Europeans and Americans would travel around the continent and experience the sophistication and civilization that Europe had to offer, the idea of study abroad has long been criticized as being something...
Packing for a beach vacation is easy: sunscreen, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses, something else starting with S and you’re all set! Packing for six months or even a year studying in another country – well, that’s a bit higher on the difficulty scale. Your university, study abroad...
England consistently ranks in the top study abroad destinations , attracting thousands of foreign students each year. If you’ve decided to study abroad in England, you’ve made a great choice (okay, I’m biased, having spent over two years there myself). There are a few tips and...