Category: Study Abroad

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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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Now Available! A Parent Guide to Study Abroad

Hot off the presses, this guide is packed with practical information written specifically for parents who can champion study abroad as an essential component of a child’s education.

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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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Go Global News Round Up

It’s been a very busy fall for me speaking and writing, and I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to share what’s new. So I’ve decided to do “news round up” of sorts here.

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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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What Will It Take To Increase Study Abroad?

The Institute of International Education wants hundreds of thousands more U.S. students to study abroad by the end of the decade. That’s a tall order, even for an organization considered to be the leader in international education exchange.

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12 Must-have Gifts for Students Studying Abroad

If you know a college student planning to study abroad, consider giving them a present they will find invaluable during their time abroad. Whether going abroad for a month, a year or somewhere in between, there’s something in the following list for every intrepid young traveler.

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International Student Exchanges Make a World of Difference

Having international students on American campuses and American students on campuses overseas ensures stronger people-to-people connections, a critical element in sustaining important bilateral relationships.

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Guest Blogger: Choosing a Study Abroad Destination

Morgan Abate is a sophomore at Elon University. She shares her thoughtful process on how she decided where and when to study abroad. Read on!

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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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