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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • Preparing for In-Group Dynamics in Jordan

    I wanted to study Arabic in order to connect with my family, history, religion, and culture. I previously lived and worked in an Arabic-speaking country and wanted to learn Arabic more formally in or…

  • Preparing For a Future Career Abroad

    My boyfriend at the time was in the Air Force and just got his orders to Korea for a year. I knew I wanted to study abroad but didn't have a preference of where, and it worked out that there was a br…

  • Practicing Good Spending Habits and Independence with Samy Patricio

    I always knew that in college, I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to explore a new area away from home. So once in college, I looked for the opportunity to find the perfect location that could…

  • Playing American Football in Spain

    I studied abroad through ISA (International Studies Abroad). ISA provided more than enough options for business majors so I did not compare and contrast them with any other provider. I chose to study…

  • Ways to Make Study Abroad Work for Even the Most Challenging Major

    Study abroad can be difficult for majors that do not have obvious international components, however there are number of ways to incorporate study abroad into even the most challenging major.

  • Using Mathematics and Statistics Globally

    Mathematics is one of the oldest areas of study dating back thousands of years, and for obvious reasons, everyone is exposed to the basic mathematical concepts from early on. The advanced study of ma…

  • Using Loans to Fund Your Global Experience

    While scholarships and grants are gifts, study abroad loans must be repaid with interest which often makes them a last resort when looking to fund your study abroad experience. Nevertheless, you may …

  • Using Financial Aid Abroad

    Going abroad can be expensive, but that shouldn't stop you from pursuing opportunities overseas. If you are concerned with how to finance a study abroad experience, this guide will help you understan…

  • Turning Dreams into Reality Abroad

    Going to college is considered an accomplishment, while studying or working abroad is a far-fetched dream--my far-fetched dream began in 2012 at the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia (BGCP). In 201…

  • Tracing my Spanish Lineage to Barcelona

    My Spanish lineage has been the source that drove me to choose Barcelona as my study abroad destination. Growing up in an indigenous town in Puebla, Mexico speaking the Nahualt dialect, I was constan…

  • 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…

  • 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! There are many study abroad scholarships and financial-aid options to support stude…

  • Tips for Traveling in China as a Black person

    Traveling while Black, whether it’s educational travel like study abroad or just for leisure, is a unique experience that can be rewarding or quite frustrating, depending on your outlook. In a place …

  • 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…

  • Tips & Advice from a Journalism Major in Seville, Spain

    I decided to go abroad because I wanted to see the world and become fluent in Spanish. I had been thinking about studying abroad since my freshman year of college, the only concern was money and loca…

  • 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 …