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Study Abroad Experience

How My Gap Year Saved Me From The Wrong Career

Jaime van der Peijl | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Jaime van der Peijl

I really believe there's never been a better time to take a gap year. My generation will spend more years of their life working than perhaps any other in history. So we better spend our lives doing something we enjoy.

7 Biggest Problems of Reverse Culture Shock

Amanda Roosa | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Amanda Roosa

These are things you don't really take time to consider before returning home. You're too excited at the idea of seeing your much loved and much missed friends and family.

How to Sell Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Studying at a different university gives you a chance to take courses that may be specific to the area or school where you are studying. These add variety and value to your degree that you would be unable to gain otherwise.

Lost in Translation: Loneliness Abroad

Isabella Basco | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Isabella Basco

Being abroad this semester in Salamanca, Spain, the word 'lost' has taken on new meaning. 'Lost' for me now extends to homesickness, jet lag and culture shock. It's wondering if other students will ask for your company tonight, or hoping service on Viber isn't too fuzzy to talk to your mom.

The Biggest Thing I Learned During My 10 Glorious Days In France

Gillian Horn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Teen
Gillian Horn

If there's one thing I learned on my trip -- besides that it would be a bummer to be gluten-free in France -- it is that kids are kids no matter the language. And that, mes amis, is pretty cool.

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

How Would You Redefine Study Abroad?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Amelia Friedman

A new initiative at the International Institute of Education is sparking conversation, asking us how we can increase the cultural awareness in our students and encourage them to learn in environments outside of their comfort zone.

Advice I've Received Before Studying Abroad

Julia Musto | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Julia Musto

Look for people on your flight who are headed around the same place; traveling in pairs can be better than traveling alone in a strange country (unless they're generally bad people).

Why Study Abroad

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Many students express an interest in 'just having fun' while studying abroad, so they're planning on taking a few classes pass/fail and traveling around. They want to know, is that so wrong? It all depends on what the objective is.

The 10 Most Popular Study Abroad Programs

Posted 02.23.2013 | College

Curious to study abroad? You might want to attend a college with popular study abroad programs. The Princeton Review recently ranked the 10 most p...

The Value of Study Abroad: Learning to Ask the Right Questions

Melissa Boteach | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Melissa Boteach

Sadly, the Mitchell Scholarship is now threatened, as the State Department has decided to eliminate 100 percent of its contribution -- an annual total of less than $500,000 -- just in time to endanger next year's selection process.

Studying Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience

Uloop | Posted 09.02.2012 | College

Many times, after visiting a place, people say they would like to go back. I don't have that luxury when speaking about Shanghai; I cannot just come back and visit, I must come back and live.

International Education: So Much More Than Study Abroad

David Harrison | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
David Harrison

For prospective students and parents looking for the most international education possible, I recommend considering the following areas.

Study Abroad and the Intricacies Within

Ryan Powell | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Ryan Powell

There are more experiences than you can imagine at the tips of your fingers when you study abroad, but clinging to your American buddies will never open up these opportunities.