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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • Overcoming Fear of the “Unknown”

    Anyone who really knew me knew that I had absolutely no intentions on studying abroad. It was an idea that intimidated me because I would be forced to find comfort in the unknown. It wasn't until one…

  • Overcoming Social Anxiety through Living Abroad

    When I was a young child, I befriended a girl with a Japanese grandmother and, through her, I was taken on a pretty wild journey. I grew up in a fairly small German-settled town, which meant that I h…

  • Taking Advantage of Living in the U.K.

    I wanted to do something legendary for my family. No one in my immediate family had been to Europe for an extended period of time before me. Thus, I wanted to provide the foundation for my family and…

  • Supporting the Needs of Minority Students Studying Abroad

    Studying abroad can be daunting. For both first-time and experienced minority travelers alike, the emotional intensity of immersing oneself in a foreign culture requires pre-departure preparation bey…

  • Studying Abroad: New Perspectives On The United States

    So much of my growth during my study abroad experience has occurred outside of the classroom, or in “alternative” classrooms traveling around Xalapa, and other cities and villages in Mexico. I have f…

  • Students on a Budget in Spain

    You don’t have to break the bank to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in Spain! Saving up for your trip ahead of time, making a budget and planning your must-see and do’s can be essential to…

  • 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…

  • Students with Disabilities in China

    In China, as in other parts of the world, there are often prejudicial attitudes towards individuals with various physical, emotional or learning challenges. Due to these beliefs, inadequate medical c…

  • Students with Disabilities in Spain

    Generally, Spain is very accessible with streets, public transportation, facilities and other infrastructure suited to meet the needs of those with limited physical ability. Instances of discriminati…

  • Study Abroad IS For You!

    At Diversity Abroad, we understand that there are a lot of concerns that might run through your head when you’re even just thinking about going to a foreign country. What if I can’t speak the languag…

  • 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…

  • 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. There are many ways f…

  • Students of Color in Spain

    Spain’s government has taken a closer look at the issue of ethnic discrimination in recent years. Despite unsavory reports on the pitch, the government under President Zapatero has focused on integra…

  • Steps to Intern Abroad

    Research International Internship Opportunities: There are hundreds of internship programs abroad. Choose a program that fits your academic and personal goals for going abroad. There are multiple ite…

  • Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Henry Farfan

    I wanted to go abroad because I dreamt of seeing the world. I felt like I lived my entire life inside of a box and I knew there was more to see. The biggest influence in my decision was undoubtedly D…

  • Staying Connected While Abroad

    While you’re abroad, it’s a good idea to stay in touch with your family and friends back home. It will help put your family and friends at ease and give them a taste of what your experiences are abro…

  • Social Media Influences and Global Awareness with Shanell Farmer

    Studying Abroad was a rather spontaneous decision. I thought of going abroad during my first and second years of college preferably some in South America for a short-term program with friends, but we…

  • 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…

  • Reverse Culture Shock: What It Is and How to Respond

    Reverse cultural shock is the anxiety you may feel when you get back to the United States. While you were abroad you will have changed and grown, but things at home usually remain the same. Reverse c…

  • Researching Biomedical Engineering in Singapore

    I was looking for research in biomedical engineering, specifically in instrumentation and medical devices. The National University of Singapore's (NUS) exchange with my home institution made this sea…

  • Religious Diversity Abroad

    Religion plays a role in many cultures around the world. Whether you practice a religion or not, going abroad exposes you to different belief systems, which gives you an opportunity to learn more abo…

  • Religious & Spiritual Students in Spain

    Christianity, specifically Roman Catholicism, is the primary religion in Spain. Christian students will have no problem finding faith communities. Students that practice Islam will find a growing num…

  • Religious & Spiritual Students in China

    Although most Chinese do not practice a religion, the majority of religious Chinese are either Buddhists or Confucianists. Northwest China, is home to a Muslim minority and a number of Islamic mosque…

  • Reflections On My Semester at Sea & Study Abroad Experience

    I decided to go abroad after speaking with a friend that did Semester at Sea. It was then that I realized it was an experience of a lifetime, and I had to take advantage of the opportunity to go arou…

  • Redefining My Faith While in South Africa

    From the desert to the wetland, or from the scrub land to the subtropics, South Africa boasts an incredible diversity of climate, flora, and fauna. Although 13km of sea separate Africa and Europe at …