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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • Top Majors for Studying Abroad in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands is affectionately known for its beautiful fields of tulips, wooden shoes, canals, bicycle culture and for its cultural diversity, particularly in cities like Amsterdam. . The Netherla…

  • 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…

  • Tips for Studying Abroad Where You Don’t Speak the Local Language

    If you are studying a foreign language, you may choose to study abroad in a country where you can practice your language skills. However, you can still study abroad in a country even if you have no p…

  • Tips for Moving Abroad

    Be familiar with your new environment. This includes the weather, culture and norms. Spend some time reading books about the history and the culture of your host city. With this said, books can only …

  • 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…

  • Third Time's the Charm: Everlasting Learning in Paris with Carlos Velasco

    This was the third time that I went on a study abroad program. I had already studied in Paris and chose to return because I wanted to continue more intensive study of the language to get a higher lev…

  • The Spontaneous Choice to Go Abroad

    I spontaneously decided that I wanted to study abroad in the fall semester of my senior year. I was working as a freshman seminar peer mentor/teaching assistant at my university, which was managed by…

  • The Power of Your Story

    The people in Asia viewed the African Americans that were with us as anomalies. We would be stopped to take pictures and was an awesome experience being celebrated as a culture that wasn’t familiar t…

  • The Impressions of Paris to the Modern Day Artist

    This past summer, I wrapped up my time at UC San Diego as an undergraduate with 5 weeks abroad in Paris, France to study Jazz under the direction of Cecil Lytle and the aid of CEA Paris. It was a dre…

  • The Experience of Taking a Gap Year Abroad

    I decided to do a gap year abroad after high school in order to capitalize on a time where I had little responsibilities... and a lot to learn! At first, it was difficult for me to make the decision …

  • The Benefits of Teaching Abroad and How to Get Started

    Due to various historical and economic circumstances, English has become the dominant language of the world. According to the British Council at least one billion people speak or are trying to speak …

  • Taking Advantage of Resources as a First Generation College Student

    As a first-generation college student, my goal was to take advantage of all the resources that would be offered at Pomona College; however, study abroad had been out of the question for some time. I …

  • Taking Difficulties 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 …

  • Taking a Leap Toward New Experiences

    Our Diversity Abroad alumni have been able to prepare, engage, and reflect on their international experiences. Upon their return we asked them questions for them to share how they did all of the abov…

  • 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…

  • What’s holding you back? Just do it!

    I studied abroad in Adelaide, Australia for six weeks during the summer of 2015 as part of a program run through The College of William & Mary. There were nine other participants and a professor on t…

  • Why Volunteer Abroad

    Many volunteer opportunities provide you with hands-on experiences and allows you to practice technical skills. This can increase your abilities, strengthen your resume and impressive your future emp…

  • Why Should I Go Abroad?

    Students who study abroad discover that stepping outside of their own cultures to live and study in a foreign country influences their career and educational choices, increases self confidence, enhan…

  • Widening Viewpoints through Global Education

    At this time in our lives, there is a plethora of opportunities. I have no idea where I'll be in 10 years time, but I felt that the ability to travel would be in some ways more limited than it is for…

  • 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…

  • You Can Afford to Have a Global Experience

    If the cost of global programs has discouraged you from pursuing the opportunity, this article is for you. Since most global programs allow you to earn academic credit towards your degree, that means…