Your study abroad program directors should provide you with information and
support to enable you to have a successful study abroad experience. You should
receive orientation resources (materials, meetings, etc.) before you leave the
U.S.; after you arrive abroad, there should also be an on-site orientation to
help guide you through your experience. The Center for Global Education can also
provide you with additional resources to keep you informed and prepared while
you are abroad:
The Study Abroad Student Handbook
- Even if you do not know the language well, it is a good idea to learn
some basic words and phrases.
Communication Sheets are translated to different languages on the
Country-Specific Handbook websites.
- Along with plans for courses, housing, etc., think about how you will
respond to a problem that could occur while you're abroad. The Study Abroad
Student Handbook has information about
Basic Health and Safety and
Emergency Planning Resources that can help with safety tips and emergencies.
The GlobalScholar.us Online Course for Abroad Course 2: "While You're There"
includes information and resources on logistical issues and cultural knowledge
to support your study abroad experience.
The AllAbroad.us Diversity Outreach for Study Abroad Mentors include returned
study abroad students offer a range of tips and advice on funding, planning, concerns,
GlobalEd.us - Studying abroad
includes not only traveling and cultural awareness, but also an international
learning experience that is highly desirable in the marketplace in nearly all fields
Interning, volunteering, or working abroad can provide for a valuable global
learning experience by which you can gain skills and knowledge that extends past
purely traveling or studying alone.
We look forward to collaborating with others who share similar research goals. For further dialogue, please Contact Us.
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