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Education is the Great Escape From the Inequality of Wealth

Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores | Posted 02.16.2016 | College
Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores

I grew up walking the tightrope of the Philippine economy. Uneven distribution of wealth is a long-running problem in my country. High-end commercia...

Study Abroad: It's Not All Black and White

Jordyn Holman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Jordyn Holman

Though an unprecedented amount of American student are choosing to study abroad today, the number of minority students involved in study programs is not rising proportionately. Minority students make up a small percentage of people who decide to study abroad.

University of Southern Mississippi to Offer Study Abroad Program in Cuba

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

What better way to expand your worldview than to study somewhere like Cuba? The educators who graduate and have studied in this program will be better connected to their students and classroom experiences and will have a unique perspective on students with Cuban roots.

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.

Where Should I Study Abroad?

Daniela Papi | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I am often speaking with students about the concept of "learning service" and encouraging them to prioritize global "learning" and development education prior to jumping straight into international "service," I often get the question, "Where should I study abroad?"

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.

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.

U.S. Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China

Carola McGiffert | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Carola McGiffert

When Secretary Clinton launched the 100,000 Strong initiative in May 2010, many naysayers dismissed the idea of sending 100,000 American students to study in China as little more than lip service. Four years later, that's not the case.

Hosting an Exchange Student Expands Your World

Evan Ryan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Evan Ryan

"When hosting an exchange student, you learn a lot about your own family; you learn about listening, patience, and other countries. People connect wi...

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 Flat World of Higher Education

Gary Bonvillian | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Gary Bonvillian

The benefits to the colleges and universities who vigorously pursue and successfully maintain international programs are significant. This is a growth market for educators.

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

Six Best Places to Study Abroad

Her Campus | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Her Campus

Picking a destination may be the hardest part of getting ready to study abroad. With 196 countries scattered across the globe, it's hard to pick just one to be your home for a summer, a semester, or even a year.

The Rebalancing to Asia: The Role of Student Exchanges

James Goldgeier | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
James Goldgeier

In light of the size and scope of current conflicts around the world, increasing the numbers of students who study abroad would seem to be the least of our national security challenges. But, simply put, we need more students, and a more diverse student population, to study abroad.

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...

Re-Entry: Returning Home From Study Abroad

Jake Fischer | Posted 02.07.2013 | College
Jake Fischer

When people think of study abroad, they most commonly think of how difficult it is to be forced to transition into a foreign society and culture in the time it takes to snap your fingers. However, integrating back into one's home culture following months of time abroad is not a cakewalk either.

Internationalizing College Faculty Through Study Abroad

Milton M. Reigelman | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Milton M. Reigelman

No matter how little it costs, most students will not study abroad as juniors and seniors unless they experience, from the start, a campus culture and a curriculum that, in the lingo, has become thoroughly internationalized.

Overseas Study Should Not End When Students Come Home

Barry Glassner | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Barry Glassner

The overseas study experience does not end when students come back to campus. Let's make sure that what happens stateside is as enriching as what those students experienced halfway around the world.

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.

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.

The Top 10 Most Popular Study Abroad Cities

Posted 01.20.2012 | College

Want to study abroad? It might be fun to study in cities popular with college students. Abroad101 recently named the top 10 most popular study a...

The 10 Best Study Abroad Programs

Posted 12.29.2011 | College

Want to learn another language, or culture or expand your horizons? Maybe its time to think about studying abroad! recently rated t...

Is It Worth Leaving Campus To Study Abroad?

USA TODAY College | Jeremy B. Merrill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

If you're dead set on studying abroad, do it! If you're not so sure, take a second look at what you'll be leaving behind and what you'll be going into...