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Study Abroad Articles & Advice

Need help preparing to study abroad? Check out our articles page for tips and advice on studying abroad, including how to choose the right country, university and program. Our ''Student Stories'' section is also filled with study abroad insight from international students from around the world who have studied abroad themselves and are eager to share their stories.

So, what are you waiting for? Our study abroad articles can help you turn your dream of taking your studies overseas into a reality, so take a look!

Last update: 22 Mar 2019
Last updated: 6/18/2018

Student Survey Winner Revealed!

We would like to thank all of you who responded to our study abroad student survey! We were thrilled with the overwhelming number of responses we received, and very pleased to hear that across the board, the vast majority of students who are already studying abroad are loving their international experience.

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Last updated: 10/4/2019

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Germany

In recent years, Germany has gained popularity as one of the top study abroad destinations. Thanks in part to its world prestige and open-minded, welcoming population, Germany demands serious consideration when deciding on your ideal international study experience, and here’s the list to prove it!

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Last updated: 5/21/2019

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Sweden

Are you considering studying abroad? In recent years, Sweden, one of Europe's overlooked study abroad destinations, has experienced a huge boost in interest from prospective students, and we think we know why.

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Last updated: 6/18/2018

Am I Ready to Study Abroad?

At first, the decision to study abroad may seem like an easy one. Who doesn’t want the opportunity to explore an entirely different city and country while meeting new international friends along the way? However, upon further reflection, many prospective study abroad students start to ask themselves, "Am I ready to study abroad?"

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Last updated: 6/18/2018

Tips for Studying Abroad in the Netherlands

As a modern, egalitarian society with a rich cultural heritage and liberal social policies, it’s no wonder the Netherlands is one of the most popular European destinations to study abroad. However, no transition abroad is completely seamless, so we have compiled a list of tips and suggestions for prospective and new students alike to make the journey even easier.

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Last updated: 4/5/2019

Writing Your Motivation Letter for Studies Abroad

When required, the motivation letter can seem like a challenge for applying to a school. However, the good news is that there are some general characteristics international higher education recruiters are looking for when considering potential new, international students.

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Last updated: 6/18/2018

What Americans Need to Know to Study Abroad

American students have numerous reasons for wanting to study abroad. Among them are the desire to travel, to learn a new language, or to prepare for future career opportunities. Like applying to programs in the United States, studying abroad just requires research and preparation to ensure you take part in the best experience possible.

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Last updated: 10/2/2018

The GRE and Graduate Studies Abroad

If you are considering graduate-level education, then maybe you have also thought about taking advantage of a study abroad opportunity. If so, you need to know how to prepare. Is the GRE test required for admission into your top choice universities abroad? Read to find out.

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Last updated: 7/3/2019

FAFSA and Eligible International Schools

Interested in studying abroad from the United States and curious to know which international schools will accept federal student loans? For your convenience, we've compiled a list of international universities and their status in federal student loan programs.

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Last updated: 6/18/2018

FAFSA and Studying Abroad: What American Students Need to Know

You are not alone in thinking that tracking down all of the funding options available to you seems like a daunting task, to say the least. But, once they know where to start, most students realize that there are plenty of resources out there to get them started on the right track.

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Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

Where should you study abroad? Check out the official 2019 country rankings to see which countries make the best study abroad destinations.

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