Study Abroad Articles

Asia has gone from minor destination to major player on the study abroad stage. The number of students traveling to Asia grew 194% from 2002 to 2011 and now makes up 12% of global study. However, growth slowed and 2011 saw the first drop in students to the region since 2003....
Africa has grown fast (192%) over the past decade, but still makes up less than 5% of US students abroad. Rapid growth from 2004-2010 cooled in 2011 due to slowdowns in the popular destinations of South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya. Central and East African nations continue to see...
True to the global trend, less-visited destinations in Europe showed higher growth rates. Turkey and southeastern Europe grew more than tenfold, while traditionally popular destinations like France and the UK did not keep pace with the global average. Of the more traditionally...
Latin America is the destination of choice for 15% of all US students abroad, a proportion that has been flat for the decade. The region grew 70% from 2002 to 2011, the same rate as the average for the world. True to global trends, growth in Latin America came from smaller, less...
After a slow start to the new millennium, the Middle East took off as a study abroad destination. Although still just 3% of global study abroad, student numbers grew nearly fivefold from 2002 to 2010. Middle East study abroad is highly variable due to its unstable geopolitical...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel So your student has convinced you to let them study abroad. This can be an exciting time for your child, but tough on you as a parent. It’s hard enough when your child flies from the nest to college; now they want to keep on flying all the way out...
I haven’t racked up many regrets in my 25 years as a travel junkie, but one of them has to be not studying abroad while in high school. The idea of going abroad for any reason other than a school trip or family vacation just hadn’t occurred to me (way, way back in 2005…)....
That countdown app is finally flashing a zero. After months and months of planning and years and years of dreaming, the day is finally here. You're waving (perhaps teary) good-byes to Mom and Dad at customs, passport confidently in hand, 4 months of supplies rolling steadily...
While some students study abroad, come home, and feel satisfied, others are already plotting ways to return abroad the moment their plane touches down in their hometown (or even before!). While studying abroad the first time can raise concerns about money and graduating on time,...
Regardless of who you are, studying abroad is an adventure and a challenge wrapped in an enigma. However, going overseas as an LGBT person presents its own unique set of anxieties and problems. When I went to study in Bordeaux for a semester, my transition into French life...