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Academic Programs Abroad
Getting Started Step One - Questions to Consider
When thinking about studying abroad it is important to consider these
Do I want a program in a particular country or am I open to different
Is cost a factor?
Do I plan on taking courses in my major/minor or in general education?
Do I want to live with a family, residence hall, or apartment?
Would I prefer a big city or a smaller town?
Am I looking for a program where I can study in English or in another
language, or perhaps a combination of language study and coursework in English?
How long can I study abroad? Is a full-year a good option for me, or perhaps
just a semester? Is summer a better time for me to consider a program abroad?
Am I looking for a full immersion program where I study with students from
the US as well as other countries in a foreign university, or would I prefer to
study in a setting with other American students, a U.S. faculty member and a
bi-lingual site director? In other words, what is my "comfort zone" ?