Study Abroad 101
Completely revised (updated 1/2010), and nothing short of a masterpiece for the modern-day student, this book presents everything US college students need to know about Education Abroad, from before they select a program to after they return, through 101 easy-to-navigate sections. It is highly recommended for education abroad students, advisors, faculty, orientations, and courses. Of special note are the "Top Secrets" to make studying abroad an emerging, educational experience for the whole person.
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Introduction words of wisdom
Get a Grip on the Basics
Why should I study abroad?
What if Im not in college yet?
What kind of credit can I get?
How will it fit into my college degree?
Will study abroad delay graduation?
Do I need to know a foreign language?
What about income or sales taxes?
Can I travel without much money?
How should I plan my time?
Can my friends and relatives visit?
Live in another Country
What exactly is culture?
How will I adapt and adjust?
How do I recognize differences?
Isnt study abroad just for rich kids?
Can I get financial assistance?
What if it just costs too much?
When and for how long can I
Is study abroad safe?
Narrow down the Options
When should I get started?
What are my program options?
Where do I search for programs?
What if I have special circumstances? a Strong Religion
b Graduate Student
Partner andor Kids
Minority here or there
e Disability or Challenge
What about passport and visa?
What about my safety?
Do I need an International ID?
What and how should I pack?
How much money should I bring?
What should I do before takeoff?
Where do I get medical assistance?
What if I get robbed?
What about STDs and HIVAIDS?
Is sexual harassment a concern?
What if I run into legal problems?
How can I use my embassyconsulate?
Manage your Money and Life
How can I save money?
How should I access my money?
Where should I keep my money?
How can I protect my money?
Can I work while studying abroad?
What if I run out of money?
What about my classes?
What about housing?
How do I get around?
How about time and measurement?
What about food and drink?
What about bathrooms?
What about toi letries and laundry?
What about cell phones and Internet?
How does snail mail work?
What about markets and bargaining?
Get along with the Locals
What are the unspoken rules?
How should I handle stereotypes?
What about antiAmerican sentiment?
What about prejudice among locals?
What about unwanted attention?
What about gender issues?
How will we communicate?
Can I really learn the language?
What about my host family?
How do I meet people make friends?
What about friendship and dating?
What if I fall in love with a local?
What about alcohol and drugs?
Whats happening to me?
What should I overcome?
What should I seek?
How can I learn the most?
Should I keep a journal or blog?
How can I connect with people?
What is there to gain?