Measuring Foreign Aid in Ecuador With Cierra Powell

“I got lost, I did not cry, it was honestly just like running a mile, I was just happy I made it back.” — Cierra Powell Our first Gilman Scholarship award winner is on the show today, so yeah; kind of a big deal, and Cierra took advantage of it, in a big way. I […]

Study Abroad Influence in Aix-en-Provence With Tiffany Ferguson

“To be in a country where you don’t speak fluently and you struggle to express yourself [. . . ], it made me so sympathetic, empathetic for people who are in countries where they’re not a native speaker but they’re trying, because I never really knew how difficult it is to represent yourself in a […]

Studying Abroad in Namibia With Michelle Andersen

“If I want to go and have this experience, or if I want to go and have this meaningful conversation, then what’s stopping me besides myself?” — Michelle Andersen   Michelle Andersen (First name IG, last name FB)  was one of the most well spoken guests I’ve had on the show to date. She went on […]

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Studied Abroad

Everything that you could possibly check off a to-do list I did. I crossed all my t’s and dotted my I’s. I was ready, or so I thought. Beginning with the end in mind is a tried and true adage that holds true to most life experiences, and studying abroad is no different. Here are […]

How To Decide Where To Study Abroad

I’d describe the beginning of the study abroad process as signing up for classes, finding a new apartment, and buying a car wrapped together. You hear the term “make or break” thrown around a lot. I won’t go so far as to say that a good relationship will either make or break your study abroad […]

The Psychology of Study Abroad

This post is not for the people who have already decided to study abroad, this is for those of you who are thinking about going, but just can’t seem to justify the cost. I’m not going to lie, an international study experience can be more expensive than a normal semester of education. Even if you […]

How Students Finance Study Abroad

According to Forbes, the average cost of studying abroad was $17,785 per semester in 2014. Depending on where you go to school – whether in-state or out-of-state, private or public – studying abroad could actually save you money. For instance, if you went to Tulane University where the tuition fee per semester is $31,555 (that’s […]