ERIC Number: ED446677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Facts on Study Abroad in the 21st Century.
White, Dawn L.
This booklet provides basic information about selecting an educational opportunity abroad. Its chief focus is on postsecondary academic programs, but it also includes information related to work, travel, and volunteer programs in other countries. The first step to studying abroad should be to define one's goals for doing so. The next step should be to identify programs that match defined objectives. Students going abroad today have a wider choice of programs to choose from then ever before. Students in all fields can choose programs of varying length. They can choose to study independently through direct enrollment in a foreign university or participate in a U.S.-sponsored program, or just participate in an internship or summer study program. The next step should be to develop a plan that includes evaluating language skills, arranging for academic credit, setting up transportation and housing, getting the proper paperwork done, and setting up finances. Programs sponsored by U.S. institutions tend to be more expensive, but they also tend to include more of the major expenses: tuition and fees, room and board, books, local transportation, and medical insurance. Students enrolled in an academic program that normally includes a formal program of study abroad may also be considered for federal financial aid. Other opportunities abroad should also be investigated including, learning vacations, volunteer work camps, trainee programs, and working or teaching abroad. Contains a list of organizations and publications available to assist students and advisors. (EMS)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, International Schools, Overseas Employment, Second Languages, Study Abroad, Travel
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.; Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.; NAFSA - Association of International Educators, Washington, DC.