Busting the Top 10 Study Abroad Myths

Busting the Top 10 Study Abroad Myths

By Stacie Nevadomski Berden via “The Huffington Post”

“There is a great deal of controversy surrounding study abroad.

In a recent New York Times “Room for Debate” forum, contributors — of whom I was one — were asked whether study abroad should be an essential component to a college degree. This type of online debate is designed to spark discussion, and everyone who contributes and comments expresses his or her own opinion. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the comments can be based upon misinformation. As a business professional who recently conducted in-depth research on study abroad for the book I coauthored with Dr. Allan Goodman and Sir Cyril Taylor, A Student Guide to Study Abroad, I felt compelled to address the top 10 myths that emerged from this. . . .”


Study Abroad is Within Reach for Most Students

Study Abroad is Within Reach for Most Students

by Jasmine Johnson via “The Daily Texan”

“To study in another country while being fully immersed in a foreign culture has to be the highlight of any college student’s young life. So why don’t more students study abroad? Mainly because they don’t have the money. Or at least that’s what students think.

The British Council, Britain’s educational and cultural relations agency, conducted a study of perceived barriers to studying abroad and found that more than half of British students and nearly three-quarters of Americans said the expense was . . .”

This is actually true for many countries; and in fact if you go to a college abroad with lower tuition/summer programs with lower tuition, sometimes it’s actually cheaper. Worth looking into at least!

“Student Prepares to Finance Study Abroad”

“Student Prepares to Finance Study Abroad”

by Callie Poindexter via Daily “Toreador”

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“For many Texas Tech architecture majors, being able to study abroad in countries such as France, Spain and Italy is the opportunity of a lifetime. That opportunity, however, does not come without a price.  In fact, it doesn’t come without a price lower than $10,000 in most cases, according to . . . “

Money is a necessary consideration for any student thinking about traveling abroad. Especially since Visa/Passport/Airline Tickets come out of your own pocket. You may get loan money once the classes start, but it will always be less than what is needed (hundreds for a thousand+ dollar plane ticket one way and 0 for the ticket home again) and it won’t come until after you have to be on location.  Yeah, Money is a BIG issue.

“Degrees Overseas — The Pros of Studying Abroad”












“Degrees Overseas — The Pros of Studying Abroad”

By Russ Thorne via “The Independent”

“The idea of going overseas to study can be daunting, with visions of  baffling languages or nights spent in isolation while you are gradually forgotten by your friends and family. However, the benefits of studying abroad – such as broadening your mind, improving  your career prospects and making fri…