So you just signed up for a study abroad program. As you count down the months, weeks, and days until you land in Paris, Tokyo, or wherever your destination is, you find yourself getting simultaneously nervous and excited. It’s natural to feel this way, however, you don’t want nerves to prevent you from fully enjoying the experience once you’re overseas. We have the simple secret to an easier study abroad experience.
Don’t get us wrong, studying abroad will probably be the best experience of your life. However, there are some study abroad challenges you’re likely to face and we want you to be prepared.
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.