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Studying Abroad

The Amazing Wonders of Studying Abroad

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Evelyn Fiske

This was the best experience of my life and something that every college student should experience if the opportunity arises. Studying in a different country allows for students to step outside their comfort zone and grow as a person.

On Studying Abroad as a Person of Color: Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Thomas Noah | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices
Thomas Noah

The Africans in Italy could tell right away that I was different. I was identified as being American. This was a different feeling for me. For the first time, I felt my American identity could really shine.

7 Crucial Items To Buy Before Studying Abroad

Uloop | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Uloop

Find out which products you should stock up on so you're not regretting a second of your adventures abroad.

It Is Not the End of the World If You Didn't Study Abroad

Alexandra Popken | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Alexandra Popken

It seems like every other day there's a list circulating Facebook of the same arbitrary reasons as to why you need to study abroad in college. On multiple occasions, I have found myself reading these lists and by the end of them, I have perpetually felt like the odd man out.

The Trouble With the Middle of Nowhere: Studying Abroad in the Digital Age

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Ami Fields-Meyer

My body has been abroad and I suppose I've taken a few brief forays into the psyche and pulse of South Africa, but I've had one foot in the United States and two thumbs on that mega-globalizer and its LED touchscreen.

10 Ways Studying Abroad Ruins Your Life

Breana Brill | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
Breana Brill

Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family from my home town, but studying abroad made me realize how boring my little suburban town is and how much there is to do out in the world.

3 Rules for Studying Abroad in Europe This Fall

Andy Steves | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

The weather's great and the pool is warm, yet you already can't wait for next school year because you have a one-way ticket to Europe and a semester (or two) of awesomeness and exploration on the horizon.

Breaking Bad in Bavaria

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

The best preparation I ever had for becoming a college president wasn't the Harvard IEM seminar or the administrative program at Cornell. It was breaking my ankle in Bavaria.

A 360-Degree View on Studying Abroad

Besart Bajrami | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Besart Bajrami

Moving beyond borders for a novel experience can be the solution to your post-teenage existentialist crisis; discovering yourselves in different environments is both challenging and bold.

Of Dads, Bicycles and Cotton Buds

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Mikaela Reyes

He didn't tell me it wasn't going to be difficult. He didn't reassure me that I was going to adjust easily. He did not give me the false hope I wanted, but didn't need.

5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

I don't know how to say, "I have stories I'd like to share with you," without being self-indulgent. And I suspect that those on the other end of the conversation don't know how to ask.

The Side Streets of Istanbul: Snapshots from "Spring" Break

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

The kindness and hospitality of the people I met today in the poorer part of the city are imprinted on my mind. I value their handshakes more than anything that I've purchased here, even my new Ataturk poster.

Why I Chose to Study Abroad in the United States

Sebastian Molina | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Sebastian Molina

For me the most important distinction between universities in Latin America and the United States is their approach to education. Coming from Mexico I expected my daily life to be moderately streamlined.

19 Things You'll Only Understand If You Studied Abroad

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel

Because as someone famous once said, "the best things you learn aren't learned in a classroom." 1. Contrary to every mother's belief, you won’t e...

10 Things I Learned From Studying Abroad

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

Don't forget that a large aspect of study abroad is the scholastic component. Work hard -- play hard applies especially well.

How To Pursue Your Passions Even In Faraway Places

Next Avenue | Stephanie Oswald | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Oswald Tuscan cooking classes? Check. Bicycle tours through French wine country? Check. After your l...

Education: A World of Opportunity

Malik Sarwar | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Malik Sarwar

Over the past three decades, a significant number of students have chosen to study in Western countries. The U.S. and the UK are the most popular destinations, welcoming 30 percent of the world's international students. More than 100,000 Chinese students currently study in the UK.

World View Changed: February 25, 1986 - Cairo, Egypt

Cynthia Carr Falardeau | Posted 10.20.2013 | Women
Cynthia Carr Falardeau

Suddenly, I was thrown into a wall as the ship took a sharp turn. Then, I heard the words I will never forget: "We have been informed that there is political unrest in Cairo and we will be heading to Avir, Israel."

Does It Matter Where You Study Abroad?

Peter Cardon | Posted 10.11.2013 | College
Peter Cardon

Students more often than not choose what sounds fun rather than what may be most professionally valuable or satisfying. It's for this reason that I encourage all students to think carefully and exercise discipline when selecting a study abroad location.

Tragedy, 'Likeness,' and the Importance of Global Education

John A. Roush | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
John A. Roush

When others seem certain that misunderstanding and hate will prevail, we must answer back by affirming our likeness, our goodness, and our courage.

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.

Four Reasons to Try an Unconventional Study Abroad Experience

Uloop | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
Uloop

No matter what you choose, a study abroad experience is what you make of it. My advice is to do things that you wouldn't think to do at your own college. There is a whole unexplored world out there so take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves.

I AMsterDAMNED

Brianna Bisogno | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Brianna Bisogno

I had less than two months to get all my affairs in order to move to Amsterdam for 18 months. However, I had no idea what I really wanted to do with my life. Continuing school was my idea of keeping up appearances.

Just Go for It

Kate M. Miller | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Kate M. Miller

Extraordinary is achieved when you are willing to give up the fence for something you care about more. I don't say this to make you feel trapped in a hole of your own responsible decisions. Self-efficacy is all about empowerment.