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Since there are numerous study abroad programs offered how do I know which program best fits my needs?

6 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Peter
     
    Peter
    Junior Year Student
    Fairfield University
    It is only up to you to decide that. However, one should look at the courses that are offered and...
    It is only up to you to decide that. However, one should look at the courses that are offered and then try to talk with students who’ve previously participated in them. By doing so you will see what type of people the program typically attracts and whether or not you'd like to be one of them.
  • mentor picture Amy
     
    Amy
    Graduate Student
    UCLA
    Several study abroad programs are organized for particular disciplines, language levels, and age...
    Several study abroad programs are organized for particular disciplines, language levels, and age groups. You can check your school’s study abroad website, or the website of other affiliate programs for opportunities that match your academic interests, skill level and career goals. There are several funding opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds to study abroad as well as some particular study abroad programs that target underrepresented students for travel to the Caribbean, Asia and Latin America especially, so you may have the opportunity to study abroad with several students with similar backgrounds and reflect on your experience abroad together. Since many students enjoy their time abroad so much they look into graduate study or work abroad, it might also be helpful to study at a particular university that would allow you to make connections or gain familiarity with coursework, research and perspectives common outside of the US relevant to your particular field of study.
 
 
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