Is a study abroad program right for you?
Not everyone is cut out for study abroad travel. For certain students,
the opportunity to study abroad represents an
exciting way to cap their K-12 schooling after they graduate. But before one determines whether an
abroad program is the right decision one must first choose either a summer study
abroad, semester study abroad or year abroad program. Here are several
objectives and purposes to consider:
What are the top-rated reasons students participate in study abroad
Foreign exchange students have varying personal
reasons for participating in study abroad travel programs. Below are the leading
five reasons, study abroad students provide as the reason they chose study
Why do you want to be in a study
If the objective of studying abroad is to escape from problems at
school or to get away from your family, then the decision to study abroad may not be ideal.
Whatever problems or issues existed will most likely still exist upon your
return. However, prospective
exchange students who yearn to learn a second language or experience other
cultures first hand often find abroad programs the right choice.
Do you want to join a study abroad program to experience
life away from home to prepare for college?
Just as the adjustments of college campus life can be overwhelming, the
same is true of both summer, semester and year abroad programs. Nevertheless, a
student exchange program offers the added security of a host family.
Unlike living on a college campus, foreign exchange students can
rely on a host family to help acclimate to the stresses of living away
from home as well as provide you with a wealth of life lessons.