Can I afford to study abroad?

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.

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How do I choose a study abroad program?

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.

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Study abroad blues

Going far away doesn’t always mean your depression will too. Read More

Help! I don’t know anyone in my study abroad program!

Will I be lonely during study abroad?

The short answer: If you don’t want to be, no!

One of the first questions people asked me when I told them I was studying abroad was, “Are you going with other people from your school?”

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Five reasons that study abroad is worth it

Is it worth it to study abroad? Is it right for me? Is it a good idea?

Two years ago, I was asking myself these questions. I had never been away from home for longer than a few days, and studying abroad was a massive investment of both time and money. I was approaching my senior year; if I chose not to study abroad, I could graduate early and get a head start on a career. On top of that, I wasn’t sure I was prepared to spend an entire semester four thousand miles away from my family and friends. There were a lot of costs and benefits to weigh—which I did, since I tend to overthink everything!

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