During college, I studied abroad in Spain during my junior spring semester. I knew this was a once in a lifetime experience, and therefore I should take advantage of every opportunity given to me, including living with a host family. While this was a daunting and almost scary idea—living with people I never met who didn’t speak English—I knew that I probably would never have this opportunity again. And so I checked the box in my application requesting a family homestay. Continue reading “A Case for Living with a Host-Family, and Switching Families if Need Be”
As you continue your studies, you often encounter roadblocks that deter you from your purpose. What are ways to motivate you to bring you back to your original mission? Taking on the approach to complete your study abroad program is a journey of a lifetime. The idea of studying abroad in fascinating places around the world is only a possibility to those that dream big. Besides you want to prosper and envision your future in the profession, you want to pursue. Enlighten your dreams by envisioning your path to success as stepping stones of skills you need to learn.
Preparations for your study abroad journey needs careful planning. Meanwhile studying abroad generates excitement, you might want to consider the ways to keep healthy. Think about the steps you need to meet health requirements in another country and maintain your well-being. Continue reading “The A-List Way to Staying Healthy While Studying Abroad”
Feeling overwhelmed and unaware how to start your study abroad program search, you want to make the right choices. After all, you studied all this time to begin your journey in creating a future for your career. Continue reading “How to Jumpstart Your Study Abroad Program Search”
Sure, you have made the commitment to study abroad, and your courses are challenging, motivating, and driving you to success. However, all study and no relaxation can overwhelm even the most serious student. Otherwise, your brain follows a tedious pattern with no incentive to learn. Brain breaks are crucial parts of any curriculum to allow the mind to relax and build creative ways to learn new material. Aside from studying at school, look for healthy options to generate creativity and innovation in learning. Here is a list of tips to help you in your quest.
Just as a suitcase is full of memorabilia from across the globe, you feel the excitement to starting your study abroad program. How do you consider the maximum potential of your experience? As an organized student, you prepare and plan. Likewise, what are some tips that can make meaningful experiences feel like an adventure of a lifetime?
I am fortunate enough to have spent four summers in France. The first three stays were informal French-exchanges with a neighbor’s friend. My most recent experience in France was this past summer with the Abbey Road immersion program in Nice. In Nice, I stayed for a month in a dorm with other students and fully immersed myself in the learning and cultural experiences there. Continue reading “Traveling in Nice”
Day by day international education gains fame among youngsters. College students tend to continue their studies in a foreign country for different reasons. Their motives include improving language skills, exploring new cultures, connecting with people from all over the world, and of course getting high-quality education. Taking into account student reviews, living conditions and the quality of education, here are best countries to study abroad. Continue reading “Top 5 Countries to Get an International Degree”
Staying with a host family is a very exciting idea. After all, you are going to meet new people, make friends, learn a new language, eat new food, and a host of other things. You actually cannot wait to go stay with them but going about it with a fixed mindset will spoil the fun and make you a pain to your host family. To avoid such a scenario and make your stay enjoyable for everyone, you have to be open-minded and flexible. Use the following tips to get along well with your hosts. Continue reading “How to Prepare Yourself in order to Have a Pleasant Homestay”
When I decided to pursue a degree in education, I never imagined I would end up living and teaching in Costa Rica, Indonesia, Mongolia, or China. During my career as an international educator, I have come to value the experiences that living and working overseas afford. Continue reading “Making a Difference through International Education”