Focus on the Future: Fall in Ecuador

Zach Allen planned to study abroad in summer 2020 then in spring 2021, but the world had other plans. With travel and entry into Peru and Ecuador restricted due to COVID-19 and universities in Latin America shifting to virtual classes, Allen had to be flexible (and hopeful). Now with his senior year coming up, he…

Studying Abroad: Interrupted- My Experience Studying Abroad with COVID-19 PART TWO- Lockdown

Link to Part One: https://finsupabroad.com/2020/12/10/studying-abroad-interrupted-my-experience-studying-abroad-with-covid-19-part-one/ Lockdown was hard. Mentally. Physically. Even academically. My studies did not motivate me as they once had, with everything being shifted online. Some days, there was no motivation to get out of bed, shower, and get dressed when I knew there was nowhere to go, no one to see, nothing…

Choosing a University: The University of Sydney in Australia

Studying abroad involves quite a few choices about your studies including what to study, but most importantly in my case, where to study. Beyond considering language barriers, climate conditions, sociopolitical tranquility, and other factors in regions of interest, I also needed to do more research once I established compatibility with a certain region or country. …

Study Abroad Zoom Backgrounds

Check out these fantastic Zoom backgrounds from last year’s study abroad students! Download and use for all your Zoom meetings this fall to share your love of other countries and international education! Credits to our student photographers below. Aidan HeydtVietnam Ava CooperTaiwan Charlotte ArmisteadJordan David GuefenIreland Bill Scheurman Austria Halle AmesAustria Parker CushmanUnited Kingdom Kai-Shin…

Virtual Study Abroad Programs and Remote Global Internships in Summer 2020

If you can’t travel abroad this summer, bring the world to you! We are pleased to offer virtual study abroad programs and remote global internships for summer 2020. Go abroad online this summer and engage in a meaningful global experience without leaving home. The university’s online study abroad programs enable you to interact and engage with…

Study Abroad: Leave Me Alone So I Can Grieve In Peace

Dear Spring Study Abroad Students, When I saw the comment on our return information form, “Leave me alone so I can grieve in peace,” at first I was offended. We were furiously tracking the locations and safety of all spring students and needed to know if you had made it back to the United States….

Austria: 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Studying Abroad

1. Everyone in Europe speaks English Every night in the international dorm I speak with people from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, South Korea, and Portugal. The thing that unites us all is that we all speak English! They grow up at a young age learning English as their primary second language. In addition, despite…

Studying Abroad for the First Time: Dos and Don’ts for Planning Your Trip

Studying abroad can be the adventure of a lifetime and will certainly be an experience you will remember forever. However, moving to a new country and school, surrounded by new people and environments can bring about unexpected challenges and moments of uncertainty. Good planning can reduce the stress in studying abroad and make the adventure…

Edinburgh: Finding Hidden Places

Edinburgh is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world for obvious reasons. There’s the Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, Harry Potter sites, free museums, old churches… There is so much to do! A benefit for staying in Edinburgh for a whole semester is I can do all of those fun…

Edinburgh: Castles and Friends

I have been in Edinburgh for 2 week now and boy have I had every emotion possible! Of course I have been homesick. Yes, I have been anxious. I miss my family and my cat. I miss having a normal size bedroom and bathroom instead of my new tiny flat. BUT, I have also felt…