When I was studying abroad, I remember hearing from someone who wasn’t American that their impression was that half of Americans eat greasy, unhealthy food all the time and the other half is obsessed with fitness and dieting. I mean…not completely inaccurate?
Sometimes your class schedule and graduation date play an important role in deciding which semester you are able to study abroad, but if your plans are more flexible, here are a few things to consider when choosing the time of year for your program.
I lived and went to school in Norwich, England for five months last year, and I miss it a ton! Here are a few things I would take back home with me to Minnesota if I could. (Warning: this is not a deep post at all.)
1) Take unique classes
Why do people study abroad? A big part of it is to have the experience of living somewhere new, but it’s also to go to a different school for a semester! Take advantage of being at a new school and try to take classes you wouldn’t be able to at home.
When I was thinking about studying abroad, cost was a major consideration. I quickly ruled out programs that cost far beyond my tuition at home as I would be paying for my program myself.
What are the major expenses when it comes to study abroad? How much money do you need to make it through a semester? What does it cost to travel? And how can you save money while overseas?
Here are the most important things I learned about spending and saving while studying abroad.
One of the biggest challenges of selecting a study abroad program from a range of choices is that, unlike when you are choosing a university as a high schooler, you can’t visit the different options and get a feel for which one you like best.
Going far away doesn’t always mean your depression will too.
Depression is tough at home, and being in a new place far from the family and friends you’ve relied on in the past can make dealing with it all the more difficult.