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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • 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 to Consider when Choosing a Study Abroad Program

    Making the decision to study abroad, like any big life decision, takes a lot of self-reflection and thought. While there are certainly those among us who have no problem spinning a globe and allowing…

  • 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…

  • Women Students in China

    China is still in many ways a very patriarchal society and significant misogyny exists in professional and academic settings. More than 90% of female graduates have encountered gender discrimination …

  • 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…

  • Women Students in Spain

    Gendered and sexual violence is generally low in Spain. And although the government effectively enforces laws against assault, domestic violence, and workplace discrimination we can still see some so…