International Students - Start early on the applications and ask yourself:
- Do I enjoy travel, learning new languages, hand-on learning, making new friends, new ideas & challenges?
- What are the total costs of the program/ travel/accommodations? What can I afford?
- What type of health insurance will I need based on the location of the schools I’m considering?
- What vaccinations will be required and when based on the location of the schools I’m considering?
- What are the particular safety issues for based on the location of the schools I’m considering?
- How will I stay in touch with family and friends? International phone services, Skype, Face Book?
- Can I handle the culture shock of going to a foreign country and returning home?
Explore these resources:
- IIE Passport enables students to either search for a study abroad program, or go to the study abroad student center for a variety of helpful articles, a study abroad student guide, and many other resources that can help you decide what destination might be right for you.
- International Student provides information on study centers for international students planning to Study in the USA, Study in the UK, Study in Australia and a Study Abroad center is for US Students who are looking for a semester or longer outside the USA. Also includes links to information on cheap airfare deals and cell phone SIM Cards.
- Study Overseas provides free university and college advice for students worldwide who are considering studying abroad for an international education, and includes links to study in specific countries and specific programs including Art and Design.
- International Student Resources: NACAC resources and information for foreign students wanting to pursue degree programs in the U.S.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information about global destinations and required vaccinations.
- U.S. State Department provides information on passports and international travel, with tips for traveling and living abroad.