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ERIC Number: ED401777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
IEE Books, P.O. Box 371, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0371 (no charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.