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  • How To Study Abroad

    This article explores next steps towards studying aboard: TALK WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR. Discuss your academic goals and graduation requirements with your advisor to ensure that you can successfull…

  • Get Your Passport on Point for Travel Abroad

    One of the first steps you should take when preparing to go abroad is to apply for a passport. You must have a valid passport in order to enter most countries, so make sure that you apply for one soo…

  • Top 5 Tips for Writing Winning Study Abroad Scholarship Essays

    A time consuming, often dreaded part of any scholarship application. However, the essay is a very crucial part of the application and a great way to stand out from the crowd of applicants and make yo…

  • Top 10 Study Abroad Scholarships for Japan

    Study abroad in Japan can be costly, but don’t let this hinder you from choosing Japan as your destination country!

  • Study Abroad Myths Dispelled! Part I: It's too Expensive!

    In this series, Diversity Abroad will dispel the various study abroad myths associated with going abroad. All students -- no matter how they identify -- can go abroad. Study abroad myth #1: Study Abr…

  • Minority & Students of Color Abroad

    In the U.S. you might be classified by your ethnicity, but abroad, you may be identified first as an American. The people you meet will likely have an opinion about the U.S., and may be eager to tell…

  • Benefits of Volunteering Abroad

    It is true that you may not receive direct monetary benefits from volunteering abroad and also true that you may not hear lectures from renowned scholars during volunteering, but you will receive gif…

  • Masters Programs with International Components

    Believe it or not, there are graduate programs that allow you to fulfill part of your degree requirements at a partner institution abroad. These programs tend to focus on international affairs or pol…

  • Students with Disabilities Abroad

    Every country has a different attitude towards people with disabilities. For example, in the U.S., independence is highly valued, but in some other countries, people assume that those with disabiliti…

  • 3 Benefits of Study Abroad

    Besides being fun and exciting, study abroad is a unique life changing experience that will help you grow. Below are just a few of the various ways going abroad benefits you academically, professiona…

  • Exploring Next Steps Toward Going Abroad

    Discuss your academic goals and graduation requirements with your advisor to ensure that you can successfully fit study abroad into your academic plan.

  • What is Study Abroad?

    Spending a period of time abroad, whether it be a month or a year studying, interning, researching or volunteering abroad, is an invaluable investment into your ability to be prepared for our ever-gr…

  • LGBTQ+ Students Abroad

    If you are an LGBTQ+ student, it is important to understand that being out while you are abroad can affect your experiences. Some countries and cultures are open and accepting of LGBTQ+ people, and s…

  • Women Going Abroad

    Being a woman abroad can be an eye-opening experience, because every culture has a different attitude towards women. Before and during your trip, find out about your host country’s cultural values an…

  • Tips for Heritage Seekers Traveling Abroad

    For many ethnic minority students, learning about their heritage is very important. Going abroad presents these students with an opportunity to connect and learn about their ancestral history and cul…

  • How to Choose the Right Global Program for You

    Students have thousands of global programs to choose from which makes choosing the right program a tough decision. Thinking about what’s important to you in a global program can help you decide which…

  • First Generation Students Traveling Abroad

    As a first generation college student, your focus on college may be to simply navigate what it means to be successful in college. There's a good chance that going abroad was never part of your vision…

  • Must Ask Questions for Adult Students Traveling Abroad

    As an adult student, you may have work, home, and family obligations that many “traditional” students don’t have to worry about. If these responsibilities are a concern for you, you may want to consi…

  • Students on a Budget Abroad

    Although being from an economically disadvantaged background and having high financial need can seem as a major hindrance to your ability to study abroad, it doesn’t have to be.

  • Exploring Women's Rights in Morocco

    I enjoy meeting people and learning about different cultures of the world. I have previously traveled to Vietnam and always wanted to study abroad again though didn't realize I would get the chance t…

  • Seeing as Much as Possible on Semester at Sea

    I have always wanted to travel the world. We, as American students, learn about the world in our textbooks or news coverage, but rarely do any of us travel to these places in search of learning somet…

  • Taking Difficulities With You Abroad

    I decided to study abroad because I felt like I needed to leave my home institution. College can feel suffocating and so I looked forward to answering some deep and personal questions while studying …

  • Accepting that Plans Will Change

    I've always had an interest in traveling, so I took advantage of the fact that Duke offered study abroad programs all over the world in which I could also gain credit towards graduation. I decided to…

  • Being the Only One in Australia

    I grew up in a military family so I'm used to moving around. I've learned to love traveling, meeting new people, trying new things, and just being able to start anew. I really wanted to keep that tre…

  • An Amazing Voyage with Semester At Sea

    I decided to study abroad because I wanted to experience what else was out there in the world. I knew there was more to this Earth than my eyes could see, and I wanted to explore it.

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