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I'm a mentor and often get asked about studying abroad. I had a horrible experience but I don't want to come across as negative Nelly. How should I spin my experience to help others?

Pinpoint what specifically made your experience abroad so horrible. What is the country? The program? The fact that you missed home? Once... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I'm having a great time studying abroad! What are the best ways to remember my time abroad? Is it worth it to buy a fancy camera? Buy souvenirs?

To capture the fun moments you're experiencing abroad, there are a few things I would recommend! First, if you have a smartphone, take... (more)Read 7 Answers
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What are your tips for staying in touch with people back home while you are studying abroad and dealing with different time zones?

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What are the best items to bring for traveling country to country when studying abroad in Europe?

A universal adapter! Every country requires a different kind of plug for a different kind of outlet. Don't get stuck without a way to... (more)Read 1 Answer
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There are so many places I want to visit and experience -- how do I choose where to study abroad?

Go somewhere that you won't have a language barrier or that you are down to learn the language, and also a place that will give you a... (more)Read 5 Answers
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My brother is considering studying abroad, which I highly endorse, and wants to plan ahead. Which season, summer, fall, or spring is the best time to study abroad in Europe specifically?

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How do you know what to pack when studying abroad? How much is too much?

Think about the climate of the city where you'll be living and pack a few essential items for each type of weather you're expecting to... (more)Read 2 Answers
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When deciding to study abroad, did you attend a satellite campus of your current university or study at a new university altogether?

I actually did both when I studied abroad. Most of my classes were at a satellite campus of my university, but I took one class at a... (more)Read 4 Answers
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My school has so many satellite campuses around the world, I'm not sure which one to go to for my study abroad semester. How did you choose which location you went to study abroad?

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I want to study abroad and immerse myself in a language, but I also want to make friends. How can I integrate myself in the culture/language without sacrificing opportunities to make friends from my home institution who are also abroad?

One great way to get to know the language and culture of your host country is by conversing with the locals; there are some great... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is there a time that's best to study abroad? Does anyone have any recommendations on which year or semester worked (or didn't work) for them?

I think the best time to study abroad is during your sophomore year or the first semester of junior year. This is when you are still... (more)Read 4 Answers
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I'm studying abroad next semester but signed a year lease on my apartment. What are some ways to find someone to take over my lease?

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A lot of upper-classmen study abroad. But I don't think I want to. Is it necessary?

Absolutely not! Every student has their own trajectory, and yours does not have to include anything that someone else is doing unless it... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I met someone while studying abroad and now I'm moving back to America. Is it worth it to pursue a long distance relationship?

In my honest opinion, no. Unless there is a foreseeable end to the long distance, it's not worth it. I've tried doing long distance after... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What was your homestay experience like? Would you recommend doing one?

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How do you figure out what to pack and take when studying abroad for a semester? How many suitcases is too much?

You definitely want to talk with people who have studied abroad before. It depends on how long you'll be there as far as packing goes. My... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I’m studying abroad in a country where I don’t speak the language, but I’m trying to learn some of the basics before I go. What are some of the most important or useful phrases to know?

Think of the phrases you use daily when out in public. Learn how to greet people, apologize, and "excuse me." You should also learn how... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How do living expenses vary when you're studying abroad compared to the U.S.?

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Is it a good idea to study abroad with a good friend from your school or who goes to another university or would you advise against doing a study abroad program with someone you're good friends with?

Studying abroad is physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing. I would say if you have the opportunity to study abroad with a good... (more)Read 1 Answer
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When studying abroad, did you ever feel homesick? How did you handle it and make yourself feel better?

I had a couple of other friends who studied abroad the same semester that I did, and it helped me to exchange stories with them about our... (more)Read 3 Answers

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