Study Abroad Articles

Studying abroad in China is like signing up for a tough-mudder marathon when you’ve never once set foot on a treadmill in your life. You, and all of your loved ones, can’t understand why you would consciously, willingly put yourself through such deliberate hardship, and ask...
We live in an increasingly globalized world where the color of your skin or your ethnic background doesn't necessarily dictate your upbringing, your nationality, or how you identify yourself. Between immigrants, first/second/etc. generation kids, refugees, Third Culture Kids ,...
The sometimes frustrating -- but mostly convenient -- thing you will find about larger Italian cities is that most locals speak English. Further, they want to speak English (more than you want to practice your Italian) and will persistently respond to your feeble attempts in...
You have just spent a wonderful summer/semester/year overseas. You made new friends, you discovered new, delicious foods , and you learned about how not to offend people from a different culture. You might have picked up new lingo, slang, or an entirely new language. Your clothes...
In high school, I was a three-season athlete and captain. I dedicated myself to school, but mostly to my teams. I was even awarded the title of the most outstanding senior athlete in my class. It was a dream for me to continue my athletic career in college –- and as I applied to...
Is the price tag of study abroad threatening to keep you from getting your booty overseas for an awesome experience? Fear not, thrifty study abroad dreamer! There are plenty of programs out there that are affordable , especially if you’re willing to be flexible. Still, the...
Fun Fact that isn’t fun at all: according to Ethnologue , there are currently about 7,105 living languages in the world today with one language dying out every fourteen days. WHAT?! For many who have been versed in only one language in their lives since they were young, learning...
If you're considering studying abroad in Spain , chances are you've already talked it over with a professor or an advisor at your university’s study abroad office. But for those of you who think they are already well-prepared, you may be surprised to learn about what your study...
In most cases, if you have grown up in one place your entire life, you made friends because of where you lived and the schools that you went to. Even in college, your dorm mates were the ones that you roamed around campus with. You braved frat parties, sketchy beer, and even...
Updated on June 9th, 2015. Much has been written about the woes of “reverse culture shock,” something that has become a more well-known phenomenon as of late -- it’s like the culture shock of living in a new country, but less cool and fun because you’re actually back home in your...