ERIC Number: ED401777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Study Abroad: You Can Get There from Here. A Guide for Women and Men.
Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
This brochure draws on a study of women's participation in international scholarship programs to provide practical information on a variety of issues in study abroad. While much of the information is intended to address barriers faced by women, it is generally also applicable to men. Topics addressed include: accessibility of program information, which is sometimes considered privileged or may be difficult to find; varied sources of information, particularly organizational; common objections raised to women's participation in international study, and sources of support; the testing and application process (preparing for and taking standardized tests, making application to foreign universities, obtaining effective letters of recommendation, common pitfalls, and making contacts and pursuing connections); issues in the interview and selection process (preparation for the interview, appearance and demeanor, the interview experience, and questions for which the applicant should be prepared); terms and conditions of the scholarship (financial and family issues, health insurance); and culture shock and tips for enhancing acculturation. Emphasis is placed on developing persistence and confidence. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Acculturation, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Applicants, Culture Conflict, Eligibility, Fellowships, Foreign Countries, Health Insurance, Help Seeking, Higher Education, Information Sources, International Educational Exchange, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews, Letters (Correspondence), Money Management, Parent Financial Contribution, Scholarships, Standardized Tests, Study Abroad, Womens Education
IEE Books, P.O. Box 371, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0371 (no charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.