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How to Study Abroad for Free

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Do you want to study abroad, but aren't sure how to pay for it? There is a plethora of ways to do so, and a world of reasons WHY to study abroad

Here are two ways to obtain financial assistance for study abroad:

Universities, states, private foundations, and large companies abroad willingly provide financial support to foreign students. “Why?” you may ask. 

It’s simple. 

Why should students study abroad?

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One of the most beneficial experiences for any student is studying abroad. It offers students great opportunities to learn about different cultures and ways of life while studying away from home. There are numerous reasons why students should study abroad. Here are a few:

Why should students study abroad?

Studying Abroad? How a Roommate Can Be Useful

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Located in the Catalan region of Spain, Barcelona is one of the most historical cities in the world. Perhaps what makes the city so attractive to those not living in Spain are its long history and the presence of the world-beating Barcelona Football Club. While Barcelona has recently been in the news for its secessionist politics, this has hardly made the city less attractive to tourists and international students.

Studying Abroad in London: Sharing Your Experience

by Heather Robinette / Feb 11, 2019 /
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If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, last month I wrote about capturing your study abroad experience. Now, I’m going to discuss some ways you can share your experience. Hopefully this helps give you some ideas. The biggest thing is sharing your experience where it makes sense for you. 

Studying Abroad in London: Sharing Your Experience

Studying Abroad in London: Capturing Your Experience

by Heather Robinette / Jan 14, 2019 /
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As I think back on my study abroad experience in London, I am lucky enough to have my blog, pictures, and videos to help me remember my many experiences. As time goes on, the minor details aren’t as easily recalled, but having something to look back at has been incredibly helpful in being able to remember. Today, I want to take a moment to share why you should consider capturing your experiences and some tips to do so. While it is best to be present and enjoy your time abroad, I would also encourage you to find ways to capture it. 

#StudyAbroadBecause it will be one of the most transformative and enlightening experiences you will ever have

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David Wienir is the author of Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s Journey into the Red Light District, released in May 2018 with De Wallen Press in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats. David is a business affairs executive at United Talent Agency and entertainment law instructor at UCLA Extension. Before UTA, he practiced law at two of the top entertainment law firms where he represented clients such as Steven Spielberg and Madonna.

Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

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College offers many brilliant opportunities. One of the most advantageous is the possibility to study abroad. Traveling and learning about new ways of life is exciting and has that special appeal to young people. Let’s be honest, that is why studying abroad is so popular among student in the first place – not because that university overseas offers unique curriculum or unrivaled library resources. 

#StudyAbroadBecause...You'll Never Know Until You Go

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Gabby Beckford is a recent STEM graduate who has visited 27 countries in her 23 years. She thrives on once-in-a-lifetime adventure and 80 degree weather. She's won upwards of $40K in study abroad scholarships, and advocates for creative ways to see the world on a budget.

Gabby Beckford: #StudyAbroadBecause... You'll Never Know Until You Go

#StudyAbroadBecause it will expand your world

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Hi, I'm Emily!  I'm currently a junior in college studying Spanish and Education.  In preparing to study abroad in Mexico last spring, I noticed there isn't a ton of information out there from people who have studied abroad in Latin America, so when I got back, I started my blog, Emily Abroad, to share my experience. I post practical tips and tricks, travel diaries highlighting our excursions to different parts of Mexico, and personal reflections on my experience.

Studying Abroad: Re-Entry Challenges and Tips

by Heather Robinette / Sep 10, 2018 /
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Most students who studied abroad over the summer or year have returned home and are starting to adjust back to life at home. While most believe you can easily pick up where you left off, it really isn’t that simple. This phase in the study abroad journey is called re-entry. You will be excited to be home and to see your family and friends, but a part of you will miss the new life you created in a city halfway across the world.

Below are five challenges that are common with re-entry - and some ways to help. 

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