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Articles by Abby Guthrie

Originating from the U.S. with dual degrees in Business & Literature, Abby’s first study abroad experience was an immersive language program in Bursa, Turkey.

Falling in love with life abroad, she later studied her senior year of university at Bosphorus University in Istanbul and spent her first two years after graduation as a teacher in Seoul, South Korea.

After working as a copywriter, she now lives in Stockholm, Sweden and serves as a Communications Team Lead for educations.com with a mission of helping students get the information and opportunities they need to begin their study abroad journey.

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Last updated: 10/2/2018

How to Find Someplace to Live When You Study Abroad

Are you considering studying abroad but are vaguely worried that you might end up homeless? Relax! Every city is different, and some may have housing shortages making a roof over your head a little bit more challenging, but international students can always find a way. Read about five places you can start to look for housing as an international student.

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Last updated: 7/16/2021

Should I Study Abroad if I’ve Never Left My Country Before?

Studying abroad might be your first opportunity to leave your home country. But it might feel really intimidating to commit to a semester, year, or full degree program when you’re unsure whether or not you will even enjoy living abroad. If you’re asking yourself: Should I study abroad?, this list is for you. Take a look at these five challenges of studying abroad that you might face if it’s your first time away from home - and five reasons why you should still take the plunge!

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Last updated: 10/2/2018

How to Make Friends on Study Abroad

If you’re considering studying abroad but worry that it might be more difficult to make friends, fear not! In many ways, making friends as an international student is actually easier! Here are five tips to stay social and make life-long friends during study abroad. 

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Last updated: 7/6/2021

10 Reasons to Study Abroad

Why study abroad? Deciding to pursue an international education is a big decision. Why do so many students choose to attend a university away from home? Here is a list of the top ten reasons to study abroad.

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Last updated: 7/7/2021

Keep in Touch with Family and Friends While Studying Abroad

Are you considering studying abroad but worried you will lose touch with the people you care about most? With a bit of planning and the help of technology, it’s easier than ever to stay-up-to-date and nurture your relationships back home. Read five tips real international students have used with success.

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Last updated: 7/21/2021

Convincing Your Parents To Let You Study Abroad

The idea of you moving to the other side of the world to live and study in a foreign country can be a terrifying thought for your parents. Do you know how to convince your parents to let you study abroad? To help you make your dreams come true, we've outlined 5 tips that can show your parents the benefits of studying abroad and sway them into supporting you on the trip of a lifetime!

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Last updated: 6/18/2018

Studying Abroad in Turkey: International Student Adviser Interview

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.

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Last updated: 7/5/2021

How Studying Abroad Prepares You for a Career

Are you worried about how a year "off" of your degree studying abroad will affect your career? Don't be! We've outlined a few of the ways that studying abroad will make you a savvier professional based on the real-world experience of international students.

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