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Where is the best place to study abroad?

Asked Petersburg, Michigan

I looking to get the best experience I can with study abroad #travel

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Christine’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Hi Paige,


Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity you should definitely try to take advantage of. Where you study abroad is going to depend on a number of different things:


  1. What international partner schools does my school have? Most universities partner with other universities around the world to make study abroad opportunities possible.
  2. What subject do you want to study?
  3. How long do you want to study abroad?
  4. Do you want to go somewhere that's more rural or urban?
  5. Do you want to be somewhere that allows you to easily travel to other countries?
  6. Do you want to learn another language or be somewhere you can speak English?
  7. How expensive are the various programs?

This definitely isn't a comprehensive list of things to consider, but I think if you start thinking about these questions, you'll be in a great place to narrow down the number of options you'll have. Studying abroad, wherever it may be, is an amazing learning and growing opportunity. Best of luck!


Christine

Amelia’s Answer

Updated Boston, Massachusetts

Great question! There are many places that will offer an amazing study abroad experience. During my time in college, I studied in London, England and Florence, Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed both places but they were very different. London was great because everyone still spoke English but I still had the opportunity to learn about a new culture and explore a new city. It was also very easy to travel to other places in Europe from London. In comparison, studying in Italy was a little bit more difficult due to the language barrier but many people still spoke English so I had no trouble getting around. It was also great to learn about a culture that was fairly different from anything I had involved in. Both of these locations were fairly developed so the food and stores were somewhat similar to what I found in the US. That being said, I did not have to pack every single thing I would need during my time abroad because I knew I would have access to products such as shampoo and deodorant. A friend of mine studied in Ghana and she said that it was the best decision she made during her time in college but that the initial adjustment to the culture was more tough because the town she lived in did not have the same infrastructure that she was used to in the U.S.


Other places that my friends studied at were:

Barcelona, Spain

Dublin, Ireland

Perth, Australia

Rome, Italy

Singapore

Toronto, Canada


Amelia recommends the following next steps:

  • Google student reviews of their experiences abroad
  • Create a list of potential places of interest
  • Learn which programs are offered by your school