Choosing a Study Abroad Location

Your child can study abroad almost anywhere in the world. The tough decision is deciding where to go!

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Your child can study abroad almost anywhere in the world. The tough decision is deciding where to go! Their personality, interests, and professional or academic goals are just a few of the factors that may impact your chid's decision.

For example, if your child wants to learn French they can choose to study in Paris, of course. However, there are many regions around the world where they can further their French language skills across West Africa or in the Caribbean. Choosing a non-traditional location has it's benefits, because this may increase their chances of securing more competitive scholarships.

If your child is interested in studying Business, they may choose to study in larger metropolitan areas such as London or Hong Kong.

Or perhaps your child has always loved Anime, and has dreamed of visiting Japan since they were little.

Although there are study abroad programs offered in countries around the world, their decision will be impacted most by the following factors:

  • Destinations available through their institution 
  • Program and Living Costs
  • Courses with transferrable credits

When deciding on a destination, your child should keep these two points in mind:

  • The perfect destination does not exist. No location will have everything your child is looking for. Besides, the whole point of going abroad is to get out of your comfort zone!
  • Stay open-minded when choosing a location (open-minded students tend to gain the most from study abroad).

For more on the various types of considerations to factor into your child's decision, read our guide: How to Choose the Right Program.

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