Benefits of Studying Abroad in Non-Traditional Locations

Studying abroad provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about the world. Read about the added benefits of studying abroad in a non-traditional location. What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Tips for Adjusting to Your Host Family

Living with a host family can be one of the most rewarding parts of studying abroad. The relationships you make within your new family can provide you with valuable insights into the local culture and these connections can last for many years after you return home. However, any new living environment will bring its share of challenges and homestays are no exception. The following tips are meant to ease that transition and put you on the right foot in your new home

Maintaing Your International Experience After You Return

For many people, coming home can be a more difficult transition than adjusting to a completely new culture. You may find yourself somewhat dissatisfied with your day-to-day life, making constant comparisons between your home country and your host country, and longing to return abroad. Fortunately, your international experience does not have to end when you return home. There are many simple actions you can take to help you stay connected to your time abroad, ease your transition, and carry out your life as a globally-minded citizen. What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

The Do's and Dont's of Smart Packing

This may be something you’ve heard over and over again, but do not pack your suitcase to maximum weight capacity. If you do, how will you be able to bring home all your shiny new  souvenirs? Pack your most versatile clothing items -- ladies, this means your LBD (little black dress), a pair of slacks, a button down. If you’re going somewhere that’s typically chilly or rainy, ditch the wellies, winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves, and snow boots.ut this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? To make this item your own click here > Add & Manage Items.

Budgeting: Tips for Going Abroad

Going abroad is an amazing adventure, but planning is key to getting the most out of your experience. This especially applies to planning out your finances. Program costs, visas, food, souvenirs, and bussing from place to place adds up very quickly, so it’s important to be prepared for all of these things. 


On My Own

While studying abroad, we’re taught that our emotions go through a rollercoaster. There’s a high point at the honeymoon, and then a “plunge” when faced with our first engagement with culture shock. One question across the board you’ll hear will be some variant of “what were your expectations?” or “what were you nervous about before you got here?” 


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