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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • Exploring Next Steps Toward Going Abroad

    Study abroad takes planning to succeed. The sooner you start preparing to study abroad, the better your experience will probably be. Start the process by following these steps.

  • Exploring My Heritage and History in Thailand

    Due to being in an engineering major, it seemed easier to do a summer study abroad so that I would not miss classes during the year possibly risking me being behind in my studies. Then when I learned…

  • Exploring Medical Professions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia

    The decision to study abroad was definitely a significant one, because my family is already contributing a lot to my college education. However, due to the courses I took abroad, I will be able to gr…

  • Exploring Italian Language and Culture

    I saw studying abroad as an opportunity to learn a different language, culture, and lifestyle that would fill me with a new perspective that I could then share in my future endeavors. Italy has an ou…

  • Exploring Global Programs: FAQ

    It's natural to have questions about study abroad and global programs. Below are just some examples we've received from students throughout the years.

  • Expertise You Cannot Learn in a Book

    The program was affordable, the staff were helpful, and knowledgeable. The program consisted of housing, excursions, and they were always there to help us with any of our concerns.

  • Experiencing Life in Colombia as a Black Man with Tyler Evans

    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…

  • Experiencing Japan as a Black Woman

    I wanted to go abroad because I'd been interested in learning Japanese since I was a kid and had decided to go ahead and start learning when I got to college. I was doing well in my language courses,…

  • Embarking On a Year-Long Global Program in Brazil

    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…

  • Dreams Can Come True If You Take Action

    I decided to study abroad because I had the desire within to do so. I woke up one morning excited for what my future looked like. I dreamed of studying abroad but never took the initiative until my j…

  • Diversity is Why I Wanted to Study Abroad

    Diversity is also a reason for me to study abroad. As someone who grew up exposed to multiple cultures, diversity has always been very important to me.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Abroad Guide

    For the majority of students, study abroad is an amazing and sometimes life changing experiences. But just like life at your home school, you may encounter some discrimination on your travels. For so…

  • Diversity Abroad Passport Tour - What's it all about?

    Each year, Diversity Abroad embarks on the Passport Tour to visit a set of campuses across the United States. It is our way of bringing our resources directly to YOU - the students. Find out all that…

  • Discovering Myself

    The biggest overall influence on my decision was a book called The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. It is about a young boy named Santiago who leaves his small home in southern Spain and embarks on an adve…

  • Describing My Experience Abroad as Paella

    One of the most frequent questions I got when I came back from Spain was, "How was your experience abroad?" It's so easy to say it was "amazing" and "life-changing" and sure it was, but it was so muc…

  • Covering the Cost of Volunteering Abroad

    One way is simply to save up. This would require some persistence and planning ahead on your part. However, saving enough money for the trip can be simple.

  • Navigating Spain as a Black Person

    In retrospect, when considering the amount of blacks in Spain, I felt it was slightly unaccommodating to Africans and African Americans. For example, throughout the country, even in cosmopolitan citi…

  • Being Black in Costa Rica

    Don't allow fear to be your motivating factor as to why you don't travel abroad. Take a risk and step out on faith. As you learn more about your host country, you learn more about yourself; it is a r…

  • Being Muslim in Spain

    I can definitely say I've come back from studying abroad as a better person and better student. Having interacted in a new country with different infrastructure and customs, I believe I've returned f…

  • 5 Tips for Dining While Abroad

    Trying new cuisine is one of my favorite things to do when traveling. With language barriers, exchange rates, and different customs, it’s sometimes hard to do so effortlessly, but it’s not impossible…

  • A Change of Pace in London, England

    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…

  • 7 Stellar Sights in Spain

    Spain has long been a classic Western European destination, particularly for students. Its unique culture and history have had a worldwide impact. In many ways, Spain’s historical legacy touches not …

  • Choosing A Volunteer Program

    Volunteering abroad is a long-term commitment. It is wasteful for both the organization and yourself to change or discontinue a program. Therefore, it is essential for you to choose the right program…

  • Building Confidence and Global Awareness with Charlie Cheema

    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…

  • Broadening an Understanding of Globalization Abroad

    I decided to study abroad to broaden my understanding of globalization and how cultural awareness influences the world around us. After meeting several students from across the nation through confere…