A few days ago, I received an email from one of my good friends from Australia informing me of her upcoming arrival to Boston. My excitement over seeing Hilary next week reminded me of the wonderful times I enjoyed in Australia that I never shared!
Passport? Check! Jar of peanut butter? Mais oui! That’s all, right?
Whether you’re leaving next week—or preparing to study abroad two semesters from now—here are five expert tips that will be helpful any time, courtesy of CEA alumni and team members.
Studying abroad is exciting — you get to learn about a new city, a new culture, and a new way of life. But the number one concern I hear from students’ parents has to be “What about safety?” This question is especially common when students study abroad in a city that’s much larger than their college town back home.
But don’t worry: Many safety concerns simply come down to common sense.
While I was getting ready to study abroad for a semester in Rome, I was inundated with information and advice from friends and family about my plans. While often helpful, rumors and second-hand information can create unnecessary stress. Be aware of common misconceptions regarding study abroad!
Fiction: I should go abroad during my junior year.