New Go Overseas article published today!
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re already thinking about studying abroad – congratulations! Making this decision is a huge step, and choosing to study abroad will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences of your academic career. The process may be at times confusing or frustrating, but don’t worry just yet! Luckily for you, study abroad advisors are available to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Though the requirements, expectations, and opportunities will vary from university to university, here are the top 10 questions to ask your study abroad advisor.
1. Why should I study abroad?
A better question to ask is, “Why not?” There are SO many great reasons to go abroad. You know the old saying, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”? That’s exactly why you should do it. When you study abroad, you have the opportunity to learn about another culture firsthand, form global friendships, and practice a foreign language. The unique challenges you face will help you grow personally, gain a better understanding of the world, and improve your job prospects after graduation. You’ll return home as a global citizen who is more independent, mature, and tolerant of cultural differences.
You can read the full article here.
I was really excited to write this one because I love talking about study abroad and helping others who are interested in going abroad as well. Remember that there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself when choosing a program, and these are only the basics questions to learn whether or not you can or should go abroad to begin with (my answer is always yes!). You can find a way to make it work, even if you have a rigid schedule. Your advisors will be there to help you choose transferable classes and work with financial aid, but you’ll also need to do some self-reflecting to find out the best program for YOU.