Study Abroad Articles

When students are contemplating a study abroad program , they have so many things to think about. Is this the right move for me? If you're asking it, it probably is. Do I really want to leave my close-knit group of college friends for an entire semester? If you choose not to for...
Itching to study a language abroad but having a hard time deciding which would be the most practical? Fear no more: Go Overseas presents a list of the 10 most widely-spoken languages in the world today*. Learn the benefits of each language and check out some of our study abroad...
If a student who studied abroad in Kunming, China were to share travel stories with a friend who studied in Shanghai - the two may find that while they were in the same country, they had very different experiences. The pace of life varies across China, which results in even more...
One of my biggest regrets when I was in college was that I never studied abroad . I had traveled a lot on my own, so my rationale was that I shouldn’t spend that much money to do something I could do myself for cheaper. Besides, who wants to be in class when you can be off...
We’ve all heard of culture shock - and the emotional difficulties that come hand in hand with immersion in another culture. But coming home? That must be a refreshing welcome to all that is comfortable and familiar... right? Or is it?! Boom. Reverse culture shock. Just as...
When people think of Education majors studying abroad, many automatically imagine someone who is going to teach abroad. However, an Education major can benefit from study abroad without formally teaching in a foreign country. I participated in a week long study abroad opportunity...
Note: This is from the perspective of one person, an alumnae of the Spring 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea. These views do not in any way represent Semester at Sea , the Institute of Shipboard Education, or the University of Virginia . The purpose of this article is to assist...
Long before graduating from university I made the firm decision to study Spanish abroad , but I hadn’t anticipated the choice of where I wanted to study to be so difficult. I spent hours Googling and browsing through dozens of travel and study abroad websites to weigh my options....
The benefits of studying and understanding history are not always obvious. How, for example, can knowing the intimate details of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh help you find a job today? Sometimes it may seem like there is little to relate to, but understanding history helps us to...