Study Abroad Articles

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...
Trine from Denmark, Jakob from Germany, Flo from Finland. They were all remarkably charming, albeit timid at times, and somehow all very good at tennis. They were also all foreign exchange students at my high school in Indiana. Why the thought never crossed my mind to follow...
A Series of Fortunate Events (Pt. 1) “He’s…not…coming?” The voice of my friend wavered as she ended the call and gently placed her phone on the table. We looked at each other in silence for a while-the one and only boy who had signed up for the NYSICCSI study abroad program in...
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...
In 2010, only 2000 American high school students made the bold decision to study abroad. In contrast to the nearly 30,000 international high school students who spent a year or semester studying abroad in the United States, American high school students are not heading overseas...
Studying abroad is increasingly popular, but people rarely discuss the dark side of leaving the comforts of your home country. Results of a recent survey show only 99.6% of students were happy with their study abroad experience. Why risk being a part of the .4% of people who don...