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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…