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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Key Tips and Questions from the Forum on Education Abroad
By Brian Whalen
CHOOSING TO STUDY abroad as part of your undergraduate
education is more common in today’s global society than
ever before. Students, professors, administrators, and
corporate and government leaders understand the value of
the distinctive and important outcomes of a study abroad
experience. However, these outcomes and their benefits
depend in great part on you. Education abroad continues
to become more popular each year, yet the number of U.S.
students who participate is still a relatively small percentage
(3 to 7 percent) of all college and university students. If you
choose to study abroad, therefore, you will have a special
opportunity of which you should take full advantage.
Choosing to study abroad, however, is an important
decision that requires you to weigh several factors. For
example, what are the important things for you to think
about when choosing a study abroad program? How can you
discern the quality of the programs that you are considering?
How should you prepare to study abroad? And how can you
make the most of studying abroad?
On the following pages are some practical suggestions
based on my 20+ years of advising and discussing study
abroad with students. I should say also that I am the parent of
two college students, and between them they have studied
abroad (not surprisingly) on seven different programs. I hope
what I have learned about what makes study abroad most
rewarding will be helpful to you.
For more information, check out the great resources
listed on this page and be sure to visit your study abroad
International Partnership for Service Learning
Mobility International USA/National
Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange
Study Abroad Funding
Forum on Education Abroad
U.S. Department of State: Traveling Abroad
Fulbright Scholar Glenn Poole teaching in Kriftel, Germany.
RESOURCES FOR STUDY ABROAD
IIEPASSPORT STUDY ABROAD DIRECTORY
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Passport Directory 2013
A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE
How to Have a Successful Study Abroad Experience
Fast Facts from Open Doors
Funding Opportunities and Resources for Study Abroad
The Study Abroad Voices Blog
How to Use the IIEPassport Program Listings
Study Abroad Program Listings in Africa and the Middle East
Study Abroad Program Listings in the Americas
Study Abroad Program Listings in Asia and Oceania
Study Abroad Program Listings in Europe
Study Abroad Listings for Worldwide Programs
Fields of Study
Index of Advertisers
IIE Passport Directory 2013
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