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Study Abroad


Getting Started


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Information Sessions

Attending a study abroad information session will help you get started in planning a study abroad experience. Information sessions are designed to help you narrow down your choices according to courses offered, timeframe, finances, & interest. After attending an information session, you will have an opportunity to set up a meeting with a study abroad advisor to discuss your plans further.
Study Abroad Information Sessions 2012-13


What To Consider: Important Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Program

Choosing a study abroad program that will be the right fit can be difficult. While you are researching the opportunities, keep in mind some of the following questions:


The Fundamental Question

Why do I want to study abroad, and what do I hope to gain from such an experience?


Personal Questions

What goals do I hope to attain from my experience abroad? (i.e. mastering a language, pursuing a specific hobby or area of interest?)


What skills do I already have and how developed are they?


What countries, regions, climates, etc. would I be comfortable living in and where would I definitely be unwilling to go?


When would be the ideal time to go? How long would I like to stay?


What are my preferences regarding a living situation (on my own, home stay, with other American students, with native/local students)?


Would I prefer total immersion in a culture or would I rather have other exchange students around? Am I willing to accept the possible loneliness of going overseas without a built-in network?


Practical Questions

What financial limitations do I need to take into consideration?


How much time can I take out of my academic schedule to go abroad?


How important is it to stay on a four year schedule?


Would I prefer classes in English or in another language?



Calendar

02/25/14
Brazilian Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


03/07/14
iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall/


03/10/14
iClub Spring Break

Orlando and Cocoa Beach, FL


03/18/14
South Korean Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/01/14
Panama Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/04/14
iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/11/14
iClub Semi-Formal

Time and Location TBA


04/12/14
Study Abroad Information Session

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - UC East 2217

You will learn about available programs, costs, and other important details involved in planning your study abroad experience. USI offers over 100 opportunities to study in another country for a summer, a semester, or a year.


04/15/14
New Zealand Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


04/25/14
iClub Picnic

4:30 p.m. - Grimes Haus


04/29/14
The Netherlands Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


05/01/14
International Reception

3:30 p.m. - Carter Hall


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