Many students wait until college to study abroad, but that’s not the first time they should start thinking about it. On the contrary, students should consider studying abroad long before college.
Study Abroad Posts
As you prepare for your study abroad trip, you might be wondering where to even begin. Luckily, most of what’s on your to-do list can fit into the main categories below. Once you finish these tasks, all you’ll have left to do is pack!
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The US government recently had a conference to discuss its plan for encouraging students to study abroad. And to help spread the word, 100 travel bloggers were invited to the White House to learn more about this plan.
The event was called the White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship.
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The song “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” becomes all the more real for an American studying abroad. It’s understandable to feel a little homesick as Thanksgiving creeps around the corner, especially when you’re in a country that hasn’t the slightest idea what a Pilgrim is.
Here are five tips that will keep you from coming down with a case of Thanksgiving blues while studying far from home.
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Most students who are preparing to study abroad are sat down by some form of administration at their schools and given a list of study abroad tips — usually, what not to do.
However, some tips are impossible to learn without experiencing particular situations overseas head on. Here are a few of those study abroad tips that may not be as easily foreseen by administrations.
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It’s easy to assume that English is spoken in virtually every big city on the planet. However, it’s also easy to learn that this isn’t always the case.
Here’s an account of my travel experience in Germany, where I experienced firsthand the difficulties of being fluent in only one language: English.
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South America is becoming a popular study abroad destination for students who are seeking to learn Spanish or Portuguese.
With cultural heritage sites, beautiful colonial architecture, diverse histories and of course, delicious food, South America has a lot to offer a student wishing to study abroad.
Studying abroad in South America also offers the unique opportunity of experiencing another dining culture that has some familiar etiquette and practices, but don’t be fooled by the similarities.
Prepare yourself for some new food and drink customs and make your study abroad experience that much more enjoyable!
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If you’re thinking of studying abroad in China, you’ll be in good company. China is now the third most popular study abroad destination in the world.
There are a few explanations surrounding this development. Find out what they are!
As if you needed another reason to study abroad, recent studies show that students who choose to do so tend to be smarter upon their return.
So if you’re looking for a way to boost your brain power, consider picking up a student visa and heading to another country!
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You go to class every day, do your homework and you’re living in another country, but that conversation with your downstairs neighbor is still next to impossible.
Why is that?
It’s because learning another language requires more than just reading your textbook. And though studying abroad is greatly helps language learning, fluency can’t be obtained by osmosis – you need to really take advantage of your surroundings while you’re abroad.
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If you are planning to study abroad, make sure your checklist of things to do includes starting a blog about your experience.
Doing so can benefit you now and in the future, and it may even help others, too.
Are you on the fence about starting a study abroad blog? There’s a ton of great benefits — check out these reasons for blogging about your time abroad.
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Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!
There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.
However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.
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Whether you’re studying abroad as part of a program at your home institution or you’re seeking to become a resident abroad, you’re most likely concerned about meeting various deadlines for visas, recommendations and applications. An important part of your application will almost certainly be a translation of your transcripts and diplomas, which you must obtain and submit by the deadline.
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East Asia is among the most popular destinations for students wishing to study abroad. Thousands of American students head to China, Japan and South Korea to study, soak up the culture and experience new food.
East Asia has many dining customs which are foreign to study abroad and international students. Find out our best tips for dining in East Asia!
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The European philosophy towards eating and the structure of a meal is essentially the opposite from what Americans are used to, and a world away from your college’s dining hall.
Food is to be savored and a meal must never be rushed. You can expect long, leisurely lunches (usually the main meal of the day) where the focus is on your food and not the reading for your next class.
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