Study Abroad Experiences
“I learned how to deal with struggles on my own. It taught me how to adjust to a completely foreign environment with new people, things, and ideas. I learned how to learn from them and they learned from me. It opened up my eyes a lot, to say the least.”Sara G. (James Cook Univ. Australia 2012)
What advice do you have on the program selection process for prospective students who are trying to find a good program match?
“Don't participate in a program just because your friends are going. Try to find the proper fit for you.”Megan L. (SACI Florence, Italy Fall, 2014)
I found it helpful, as an additional preparation, to read student study abroad blogs about their travels. In order to help other study abroad students and recount my travels, I also started one. It also helped me deal with culture shock and remember the amazing experiences I had.Riley C. (Queen Mary London Fall, 2014)
I learned how to live everyday life in a foreign country, travel on my own, and manage my own expenses. I am definitely more experienced and independent.Jessica Y. (ISI Florence, Italy Fall, 2014)
I learned from my study abroad experience that I can survive anywhere. I learned that I am much more social than I thought. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. Read Michael's blogMichael M. (CAPA Beijing, China Fall, 2014)