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Study Abroad Articles & Advice

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Study Abroad Articles & Advice

Need some help preparing to study abroad? Check out our articles page for information on the study abroad experience, and advice on how to choose the right country, university and program. Our ''Student Stories'' section is filled with insight from international students from around the world who have studied abroad themselves. Want to learn more? Head over to our forum to see what others are talking about and join in the conversation with questions of your own.

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Last update: 21 Feb 2017

Studying Abroad in the UK: Chiara

Published: 6/21/2017

Read about Chiara's experience studying abroad at Aston University in England. Chiara always knew she wanted to go abroad due to the limited options for further study in Oman. Read about her experiences studying in Birmingham, England.

Changes to Australia's 457 Visa Will Not Directly Affect International Students

Published: 5/17/2017

Get the facts about the abolition and replacement of Australia's 457 visa and how it will affect you as an international student.

Convincing Your Parents To Let You Study Abroad

Published: 4/4/2017

How do you convince your parents to let you run away to a foreign country? We've gathered some tips on how to best to tell your parents, "I want to study abroad."

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Top 10 Universities in Romania

Published: 3/22/2017

More than just Dracula and medievil towns, Romania is a great country for a study abroad experience. Check out our top 10 picks for universities in Romania that we think you should consider.

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Studying Abroad in the UK: Andrew

Published: 3/20/2017

Andrew from New Zealand took charge of his own destiny and made his own path, moving to the UK to study at one of the leading music conservatoires in its field. Read more about Andrew's adventure here.

Top 10 Civil Engineering Programs in Canada

Published: 3/16/2017

Thinking of studying civil engineering? We've highlighted 10 higher education programs in Canada we think should be on your radar.

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Studying Abroad in the UK: Ilaria

Published: 2/24/2017

Read more about Ilaria from Italy and her experience studying art and design abroad in the United Kingdom.

Studying Abroad in Spain: Stephanie

Published: 2/22/2017

Stephanie from Sweden chose Spain because she wanted to go someplace warmer and with a different and vibrant culture. Read more about Stephanie's experiences.

Studying Abroad in Switzerland: Sherry

Published: 2/3/2017

Read about Sherry from China's experience studying abroad in a summer life sciences program in Basel, Switzerland. 

Studying Abroad in China: Timothy

Published: 1/25/2017

Timothy from Sweden moved to Beijing to complete his studies in Theatre Arts. Read about what makes China a unique study abroad destination for the arts.

Studying Abroad in the United States: John

Published: 12/15/2016

John from the City of Sunderland in the UK shares his story about studying literature abroad in Georgia, U.S.A.

Top 10 Universities to Study Hotel Management

Published: 12/8/2016

With so many academic institutions offering world-class hotel management programs, we've gathered this list of 10 universities to help you find the perfect study abroad option.

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Studying Abroad in Jordan: Anna

Published: 12/8/2016

Anna studied abroad in Amman, Jordan from 2013-2014. Anna shares why international students choose Jordan, her tips for learning a language abroad and what students should consider before studying abroad.

Studying Abroad in Egypt: Robin

Published: 12/7/2016

Looking for a location to study abroad for the summer, Robin chose Egypt. Read her account of learning Arabic in Cairo and what she learned from the city.

Studying Abroad in Turkey: International Student Adviser Interview

Published: 12/5/2016

Emre Cakir, a former international student adviser at Bogazici University in Istanbul, offers advice for international students to have the best study abroad experience possible.

Studying Abroad in Scotland: Cecilia Razelli

Published: 12/2/2016

Cecilia heard about the University of Edinburgh at a student fair in Italy. Learn how she decided on the university, and her perspective on what makes Scotland a rewarding study abroad locale.

Studying Abroad in Turkey: Abby Guthrie

Published: 11/30/2016

Abby studied English Literature and took classes in Turkish language while studying abroad in Istanbul. Read her take on what makes being an international student in Turkey special.

Studying Abroad in the Netherlands: Anastasija Timoseva

Published: 11/30/2016

Curious about what it's like to study in the Netherlands? Read Anastasija's story about studying international communications in the Netherlands and getting the most out of Dutch social life.

Studying Abroad in Belgium: Aspasia Chysopoulou

Published: 11/15/2016

Aspasia dreamed of leaving her home country of Greece since she was a high school student. Learn why she chose Belgium as her study abroad destination and why she thinks Belgium is an ideal European study-abroad destination.

Studying Abroad in Sweden: Shin-Yu Ho

Published: 11/15/2016

Shin Yo-Hu describes the moment she decided to leave Taiwan to study abroad, and shares her experiences studying abroad in Sweden.