Study Abroad

Thinking of Studying Abroad in College?

For many people, the idea of studying abroad in Europe is attractive, but what about for an entire degree?  While it sounds like the domain of only the super-wealthy or geniuses, the fact is that just about anyone can study abroad in Europe for an entire degree.  Best of all, there are a number of really great advantages to doing so.  Saving Time and Money First of all, you can expect to save a lot…

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Thinking of Studying Abroad for Your Bachelor’s Degree?

For many people, the idea of studying abroad in Europe is attractive, but what about for an entire degree?  While it sounds like the domain of only the super-wealthy or geniuses, the fact is that just about anyone can study abroad in Europe for an entire degree.  Best of all, there are a number of really great advantages to doing so.  Saving Time and Money First of all, you can expect to save a lot…

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Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

Are you thinking about studying abroad? Make sure you weigh the pros and cons before you buy your plane ticket! Pros: 1. Experience culture—Wherever you go, you’ll be experiencing a different way of living and a culture that is likely radically different from your own, which is great. You can try new foods, listen to new music, and get life experience you simply can’t get any other way.  2. Make new friends—You will meet lots…

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Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

It’s common knowledge these days that there are many benefits of learning a foreign language: it builds multi-tasking skills, improves memory and perception, and can even make you smarter (read more in this article by the Telegraph). But what language should you study? Read on to help you decide which foreign language would be the best choice for you.  Spanish With well over 35 million Spanish speakers in the United States, and with over 40% of…

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Studying Abroad in College

Planning on studying abroad in college? Most likely, you’re brimming with questions about the best time to travel abroad and the duration of these programs. With the availability of options for students, you can make the most of your experience by tailoring your study abroad to fit your needs. Finding the most suitable program for your time commitments isn’t always easy, but be realistic about your long term education goals to make sure you stay…

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A Semester in Paris

This Fall I spent a semester in Paris, France. I knew I was going to study in a foreign country at some point in my college career, and I settled on Junior year as the most suitable time. I also knew it was always going to be Paris. I was very young when I decided I was going to live in Paris at some point in my life, as something about it just seemed magical to…

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The Significance of Taking a Gap Year

As far as after-high-school plans go, many families and their children have college lined up as the go-to option. For most students, going right to college after graduating high school is a given, provided that their GPAs and SAT scores allow them acceptance. And, in my personal experience, no other options were ever truly offered as a plausible substitute for going to college. In this era of ever-expanding learning, taking a gap year can be…

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Lessons Outside the Classroom

It’s been almost a month since I returned from my study abroad trip to Italy. I read my pre-departure blog and am reminded of how I felt before I left: the nerves and the fright. I had no idea what sort of adventure I was about to go on, and was completely unaware of how life-changing it would be. Studying abroad showed me a whole new world beyond the small bubble I have spent my…

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