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Studying Abroad

10 Ways Studying Abroad Ruins Your Life

Breana Brill | Posted 01.15.2015 | 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

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.


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.

Universities in the World

Daniel Little | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Daniel Little

The synergies resulting from cross-country collaboration around specific research projects in medicine, engineering, energy, and computer technology are likely to be large and a source of advantage for all nations

How to Prepare For Your Guaranteed Centre College Study Abroad Experience

Amanda Draughn | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Amanda Draughn

One of the things I first noticed when applying to Centre College three years ago was "The Centre Commitment." It guarantees that all students who "me...

My One College Regret

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Elizabeth Krupka

Maybe you'll be one of those lucky people that settles into their first job, loves it and feels like you're making some sort of an impact, and gets to explore new environments all at the same time. If so, snaps for you.

Olympic Excitement

Emily Booker | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Emily Booker

About 270,000 students travel each year to study abroad -- a number that has almost tripled in the past two decades. I'm one of the lucky mass making the exodus to the United Kingdom this summer and just in time for the London Olympics.

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.