Category: Students/New Grads


A Brief Q&A on Study Abroad-related Costs

In response to a reporters’ recent questions, I provided answers, but my version didn’t quite make it into the abbreviated Q&A.

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Study Abroad Could Be So Much Better

I’m a big supporter of study abroad, but we must help students prepare for it, experience it, and return better for it. Colleges have a big role to play.

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Satellite Campuses and the Study Abroad Experience

Last week I was invited by the New York Times “Room for Debate” to contribute my opinion on whether global universities help or hurt higher education. My response is below.

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Understanding and Dealing with Culture Shock

Whether you’re going abroad for work, study, volunteer or pleasure, the odds are you will experience culture shock. Although culture shock hits those harder who are moving abroad, even if only for a few months, everyone experiences it somewhat, so it’s a good idea to recognize the symptoms and have some tips to deal with it.

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Is Study Abroad Right for You – or Someone You Know?

For most college students, the allure of studying abroad can be intoxicating. That’s because students tend to initially focus on the “abroad” part. But make no mistake about it: studying abroad is a serious undertaking.

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Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Stacie Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as "engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic" by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

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