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FIY: Study Abroad by the Numbers
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FIY: Study Abroad by the Numbers

Have you studied abroad? Are you thinking about studying abroad?  Do you have friends who have gone abroad and received academic credit?  You are not alone!  In the 2013-2014 academic year, 304,467 U.S. students received academic credit abroad.  304,467 students broadened their horizons, learned valuable intercultural communication skills, experienced personal growth, worked on their language … Continue reading

Why a Partner Program is Right for You
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Why a Partner Program is Right for You

Are you looking to study abroad, but are a little worried about being on your own in a foreign country since it’s your first time abroad? Are you hesitant to commit to the independence of an exchange program? Do you want to get the most bang for your buck while studying abroad? If you answered … Continue reading

10 Situations You Might Encounter Living with a Host Family
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10 Situations You Might Encounter Living with a Host Family

Meeting your host family for the first time after a long flight can be overwhelming. They will greet you with open arms and affection and ask you all sorts of questions. Meanwhile, you are fighting jet-lag and struggling to understand them (if they speak a foreign language). If you look as confused as I did, … Continue reading

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Fulfill Abroad
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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Fulfill Abroad

We all want to start the New Year on a good note by making some promising changes, but who says that you can’t try to fulfill some of your resolutions abroad? Exercise more It’s no surprise that with all of the new cities you’ll be exploring, your Fitbit steps will definitely will be adding up … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Short-Term EA Programs
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Pros and Cons of Short-Term EA Programs

Considering education abroad, but don’t want to be gone for a full semester? Here’s a look into the pros and cons of short-term programs! Potential Pros: Earn credit in a short amount of time Students can earn UK credit by going on a UK faculty led program or transfer credit by going on a non-UK faculty … Continue reading

You Can Do It!: Challenges Faced Abroad
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You Can Do It!: Challenges Faced Abroad

Nervous about your first program abroad? While there are numerous adjustments to be made, be confident in your decision to study abroad! Language barriers Probably the most obvious of the challenges faced while abroad is the language barrier for students who travel to non-English-speaking countries. No matter what level of experience you may have in … Continue reading

How Studying Abroad Can Affect Your Future
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How Studying Abroad Can Affect Your Future

New Major or Minor Upon returning from UK Education Abroad programs, it is not out of the ordinary for a student to start having ideas or taking action to change their major or minor. There are many different ways that education abroad can make a student reconsider their major or minor, but the very common case is … Continue reading