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Any advice for students and parents who are worried about studying abroad in third world countries?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Kimberly
     
    Kimberly
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Although I studied in China, which is a communist and third world country, I did not face any...
    Although I studied in China, which is a communist and third world country, I did not face any problems studying abroad there. As one of the largest booming economies, I had easy access to every American and European product. Most of the items located in third world countries are very cheap so you do not have to worry so much about budgeting your money. However, also in most third world countries, some facilities, such as westernized toilets, were not very common. But, they are available! I found that studying abroad in a third world country was very safe and the people were very friendly. You just need to be conscious of yourself and your surroundings at all times, like you should be at home.
  • mentor picture Olivia
     
    Olivia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    At first I was concerned that my daughter was going to a thrid world country because I was unsure...
    At first I was concerned that my daughter was going to a thrid world country because I was unsure whether all the facilties she needed would be there. However, I found this to be untrue. My advice for students and parents who are worried about studying abroad in a third world country is for the students to become fully acquainted with the culture, food, hygiene customs, transportation, and language (as much as possible).
 
 
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