France is well known for its culture, history, great food, and being home to many world renowned museums. But did you know that it is also a really great place for studying abroad with great programs for a multitude of majors? Let’s take a look at 7 reasons why France is great country for studying abroad. (more…)
1. You think you spoke naturally and grammatically well… until your friends tell you what you really said
By the time that I decided I was going to study abroad in France for an academic year, I had been studying French for 8 years. My high school and university led me to believe that I had an advanced level of fluency in French speaking and overall comprehension. This impression that my French language skills were higher than they actually were led me to believe that after a year in Paris, I would be fluent in French. The fact that I heard this claim from numerous sources also helped to perpetuate this belief. However, when I arrived in Paris, I quickly realized that my level of French fluency was closer to intermediate than advanced. It took over four months of living and breathing French daily to get to a semi-advanced level. Even after over 11 months in Paris, I still wasn’t at complete fluency in French. But maybe that’s because of my definition of fluency. (more…)
One of the most important preparation stages in the study abroad process is research. Visa requirements, culinary differences, foreign language basics, and fun places to travel to are the top researched topics amongst students. Current news stories and student experience in the host country are often overlooked. Let’s take a look at how these 2 topics equate to study abroad success.
No trip would be complete without a checklist and studying abroad is no exception. Your first week abroad is a great time to cross many things off your study abroad check list before the start of classes. Let’s take a look at what you should have on your study abroad check list to be completed your first week abroad.
For many students, the day they leave to go study abroad is fast approaching. As you prepare to celebrate the holiday, you should also be preparing for this amazing journey which lies ahead of you. Let’s take a look at what to expect the day you leave for studying abroad.
Did you know that filling a prescription is not the same everywhere? Studying abroad with medications can be tricky but it doesn’t have to be out of reach. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of medication and overseas travel.
Studying abroad is a unique but short opportunity in your college career. The average study abroad experience is for 1 semester which gives you little time to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Let’s take a look at how to maximize your study abroad experience. (more…)