What are the Advantages of Studying Abroad?
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When will you be studying abroad and for how long? Will you be studying for a trimester, a semester, or for a full academic year? Would you also be interested in earning your entire university degree abroad?
Have you checked with your student services offices and departmental offices to discover the connections your university has abroad? Do they have their own campus abroad? Do they participate in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) or feature any other means of student exchange? ISEP allows students from the home university to study at participating schools worldwide. Click here to see a list of ISEP participants in the United States. Are there internship programs from your university for students to perform internships abroad?
Do you speak any foreign languages? If so, in what countries are those languages spoken? Are your language skills strong enough to perform coursework in a foreign language? If not, will your coursework be done in English?
If you’re only going to be studying during the wintertime, are you interested in a getaway to a tropical climate or a temperate summer climate? Countries such as Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand have their summer while North American’s are having their winter. If you’re only getting away for three to six month on study abroad, does the idea of skipping winter appeal to you?
When it comes to choosing a country for study abroad, there are many things to consider. Remember to plan your study abroad experience as far in advance as possible to arrange the visas and housing needs. Allow time to understand expenses at hand and investigate any possibilities for study abroad grants and scholarships.