Want to Study Abroad? Start Here!

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Study Abroad - it's our passion. Whether you direct enroll overseas, attend a program through your university or another, or learn abroad by volunteering, interning, and working overseas, you're one of the growing number of people who have garnered important international experience.

#StudyAbroadBecause resources

Study abroad and gaining international experience are critical to citizens of the world today. In order to compete in the international economy, we need to have an educated, well-traveled, resilient population.

We've got a slew of resources here for you! Take a look:

#StudyAbroadBecause - Why do YOU Study Abroad? We'd love to hear! We've shared over 100 study abroad stories. Email me at jessie at wanderingeducators.com to share yours. 

In 2014, we were invited to the Obama White House for the Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. There's much to parse from my summary.

#WHTravelBloggers summit on study abroad and global citizenship - dinner at the Newseum. #WHTravelBloggers #StudyAbroadBecause

We're partners with Generation Study Abroad - an initiative to increase participation in study abroad.

Wandering Educators joins the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

We've shared over 5,000 study abroad and inspirational travel pieces on our tumblr.

Peruse our Study Abroad Pinterest Board.

Heading to London? Many study abroad students do! Here's an article with incredible tips and resources:

Studying Abroad in London? The Nitty Gritty

Our Global Education Editor, Stasia Lopez, has interviewed many students about their study, intern, and teaching abroad, as well as working with non-profits. Get inspired!

The College, Internships, and Career Series


One of my favorite websites for international educational opportunities and experiences is Transitions Abroad. I've written many articles over there, including:

Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning
The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad
Teen High School Study Abroad Guide: Why Your Teen High School Student Should Go Abroad: Parents' Guide
Why teens should volunteer abroad:10 Reasons Why High School Teens Should Volunteer Abroad
Top summer programs for teens: Top 5 Ways for your Teen to Summer Abroad
Educational Travel: Ethics and Pleasure How Travel Can Change the World: One Journey at a Time
8 Ways to Become a Great Travel Writer: 8 Ways to Become a Better Travel Writer: Great Storytellers are Perpetual Students
Educational Travel and Pleasure: Pursue Passions at Your Own Pace
Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing
Educating Your 5 Senses Via Travel
7 Senses Travel: An Adventure in Sound
Why Study Abroad? It's a lifelong journey of learning!
Photo Transitions Abroad


More information to come - where will you go next?