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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Balancing Mental Health While Abroad

    Diversity Abroad stays engaged with its scholars and ambassadors and has been able to ask them questions in reflection of their study abroad experience. During Ewan’s study abroad experience in Italy…

  • An Introduction to Student and Work Visas

    If you plan on living in a country for more than 30 days, or approximately one month (this figure is different depending on the destination), or you plan on working abroad, you will need to apply for…

  • 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.

  • Aggressive or Just Black: Exploring the African American Woman’s Interactions Abroad

    When I thought about studying abroad, I craved the academic freedom to be able to speak as I feel and think. I wanted the opportunity to be able to engage with my peers in a way that I was maybe fear…

  • Adapting to a new 'home' abroad

    Spain had a huge impact on the way I viewed myself, others and the world. I was forced to confront my fear of not speaking fluent Spanish (which has everything to do with my identity as an American o…

  • Achieving Career and Personal Goals in South Korea

    The intermingling of the modern and traditional ways of life between generations is very strong, and creates an interesting an incredible balance. Through personal research I have become enticed by K…

  • Accepting that Plans Will Change in Costa Rica

    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…

  • A Science Major's Tale to Study Abroad in New Zealand

    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…

  • A Roadmap For The Queer Study Abroad Experience

    Prior to studying abroad in Mérida, I would have never expected to fully develop, challenge, and expand a potentially controversial part of my identity—being queer.

  • 5 Study Abroad Destinations Every African American Student Should Consider

    Studying abroad is a major decision. There are many factors to consider, such as safety, programs of study, and historical and cultural interests. Those concerns are even more nuanced for students of…

  • Life Altering Benefits of Studying Abroad

    I decided to study abroad mainly because it was a goal I set for myself while in high school. I contemplated doing all of my undergraduate studies outside of the United States, but settled on doing j…

  • Making the Decision to Study Abroad as a First-Gen Student

    Studying abroad was something I never really thought of much. It wasn't a life long dream of mine. Instead, it was something I would see and hear about. I always thought about how beautiful everythin…

  • Making the decision to Volunteer Abroad

    I decided to volunteer abroad because a friend of mine did the same program and when he came back, he shared his experience abroad and I was fascinated by the program and the type of work they do. Co…

  • 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…

  • Medical and Healthcare Professionals

    Medicine and healthcare are fields that continue to grow and offer many opportunities. Those who work in this field can come from a variety of educational backgrounds, such as science, business, or t…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • My Gap Year In Beijing

    Following the completion of my Bachelor's degree at the University of California–Davis, I wanted to take a gap year before beginning my career to improve my Chinese language skills and understanding …

  • My Study Abroad Experience In London

    Spring 2015 was the year I decided to study abroad after considering it for roughly four years prior. As I prepare to graduate from Temple University's Strategic Communications department, I realize …

  • Navigating Culture Shock Abroad

    When you go abroad, you’re going to experience new everything - from cultures and languages, to people, food and even sounds. All of this newness, combined with the lack of familiarity, may cause you…

  • Opening Up Doors to Live Abroad after a Global Program

    After some thought, I realized that the opportunity to live and study in another country was something I couldn't give up. I decided to go abroad because I heard how immersive this program was in ter…

  • Opportunities for Law and Criminal Justice

    When we talk about law and criminal justice, the first image that comes to mind is often that of the justice system of courts and lawyers, judges, and jails. This field of study often involves a numb…

  • Options for Post Graduate Global Programs

    While studying abroad is an optimal experience as a college student, there are no shortage of other program types if you are a graduating senior, recent graduate, young professional, or simply lookin…