February 20, 2018

Study Abroad: What You’ll Miss and Why It’s Worth It

The popularity of study abroad programs increase by 12 percent each year, reports the Unesco Institute for Statistics, and it’s easy to see why. Study abroad programs offer invaluable insight and life lessons. In fact, Harvard Business school now makes it mandatory for the entire class to learn and work overseas. As more students enjoy study abroad, many of them are slapped in the face with vast cultural differences. To avoid becoming a casualty of culture shock on your trip abroad, get ready to … [Read more...]

Student’s Guide to Accommodation in the UK

Many people first leave their family and live away from home when they go to university. It’s a big change, and some people can get a little worried. This is a quick guide to accommodation at university and what you can expect to ensure nothing comes as a shock. Types of Accommodation Halls of Residence - Particularly popular with freshers, halls of residence are a great way to meet lots of new friends either in your flat or the many flats within the block. A room in halls may be … [Read more...]

Studying Abroad? Travel Tips for Students

Of all the opportunities college brings, the chance to immerse yourself in another culture with very few strings attached stands out. When else will you have the freedom to leave almost everything behind to live, study and even work in a foreign country for weeks or even months? Not that it's as easy as simply signing up for your school's next study abroad session! Even an international vacation requires plenty of forethought – and cash – so prepare yourself to do some serious planning long … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes Students Make While Studying Abroad in Europe

Europe is an exciting place to go to with all the great architecture, various cultures, and many tourist destinations being only a bus trip away. However, students often forget to be mindful of the fact that they’re there for another chief reason: studying! It’s easy to get so immersed into the wild college life that you forget to keep-your-cool and end up making a few indelible mistakes that could cost you a great studying experience. So, let’s take a look at a few mistakes students make … [Read more...]

Living and studying abroad… mate!

If you’re a college student, faculty or staff, no doubt you’ve seen plenty of international students on campus. You may even be one yourself. Nowadays it has become a fad and trend to study overseas as it gives a student exposure to a varied, cosmopolitan culture and gives them experience dealing with different cultures, behaviors and characteristics. Many students choose to study overseas because it gives them a chance to even further explore living independently, working part time to meet … [Read more...]

6 Essential Gadgets for Study Abroad

While studying abroad we want to make sure we cherish the coolest moments, but we also want to make sure that we are able to fully immerse ourselves in our study abroad experience. There are ways that technology can bring about a positive and beneficial experience. Cellphone - If you are not mindful, using your cell phone abroad can be very expensive. Before you leave for your trip, you want to make sure to contact your cell phone provider and figure out which international plan works best … [Read more...]

Study in the United States: Considerations for International Students

Deciding to leave your home country and go to university in the United States is a major choice in your life. Fortunately, millions of students from around the world have already successfully navigated the hazards and uncertainties of international study, and you have their experiences to learn from. In fact, 764,000 students participated in international study programs during the 2011–2012 school year alone! If you're thinking about studying in the United States, there's a lot to consider. … [Read more...]

4 Things I miss about studying in Europe

The funny thing about my study abroad experience in Europe is that I spent a lot of time feeling homesick while I was there, but now that I'm back, I miss it more and more every day. Being introduced to European culture comes with some pretty big culture shock, but you never seem to really appreciate all the little things about your experience until you're back home and something feels missing. If you've ever studied abroad in Europe, indulge with me as I recount the top four things I miss about … [Read more...]

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from Studying Abroad

Students of all concentrations are pursuing college abroad because of the fantastic personal and professional growth opportunities it offers. Students study abroad in a variety of countries around the world. The number of students studying abroad is on the rise - a report showed the number reached an all-time high in 2013. So why is studying abroad so popular? Here are six reasons learned from students who had the experience of a lifetime: Lesson 1: You learn some serious … [Read more...]

How to Learn a Foreign Language Outside of the Classroom

Learning a new language is exciting and challenging, but it also opens up new opportunities on a global level. So why not speed up the learning process by trying a few methods to learn outside those few hours in class? Here are eight ways to advance your foreign language skills: 1. Create a Language Study Group - Learning with other people makes it more fun. Take your studying beyond the classroom and create a study group with your classmates. Complete more than just homework by speaking to … [Read more...]