About The Study Abroad Blog:

GoAbroadI began writing The Study Abroad Blog a few weeks before I left for St. Andrews in the summer of 2009. It didn’t take long before I realized that it would be a great way to help other students who were also studying abroad or who would be in the future.

There are a lot of aspects of studying abroad that can be tough, so if I could give some helpful advice to a student who is going abroad, or a student could gain some comfort in knowing that someone else shared their same feelings, I figured it was beneficial for everyone involved.

I ended up enjoying it so much, and received such great feedback from other students, that I kept writing even after my year abroad was over. Luckily, I’ll be studying abroad in Beijing, China this academic year, so The Study Abroad Blog will be able to help a brand new and expanding audience of study abroad students.

It’s been 3 years since I first left for St. Andrews, and now The Study Abroad Blog has become one of the most popular resources for answering student’s questions and providing information via my experiences abroad. Like I say in my posts, studying abroad provides students with the ultimate opportunity to experience the world.

Travel, see new places, meet people from all over the world, experience new cultures, and yes, take some classes and learn stuff. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you want to study abroad, it will all eventually apply to you. You only get one chance to do this, let’s make the most of it.

Creator & Editor:

Thanks for taking a read, I’m going to keep this short and sweet.  My name is Nate Nault and I’m the creator and editor of Study Abroad Products dot Com, author of The Ultimate Study Abroad Guide, the Study Abroad Editor over at WanderingEducators.com, the Student Study Abroad Expert at StudyAbroad.com, and of course, creator and editor of The Study Abroad Blog.

I’ve been studying abroad or blogging about studying abroad for the last three years. In my time overseas, I’ve had the opportunity to travel a large part of Europe and China; I’ve studied topics including Melanesian Anthropology, Medieval Mongolian History, and most recently Chinese language; and I’ve been able to meet great people from all over the world.

I’ve never worked in a study abroad office, never been to a study abroad conference, and I don’t give out advice from behind a desk (except when writing my posts). My expertise comes from having studied abroad on both sides of the globe, managing to travel a large part of Europe (and currently East Asia) on a budget, all while having the time of my life. I’m still out there, still doing it, still learning every day.

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The Study Abroad Blog Partners

  • hey mate great blog! I used to live and study in Newcastle also visited Edinburgh few times. Top of that I did play golf in one of the public parks 😉 first time I played golf.

  • Thanks man. I never made it to Newcastle but Edinburgh was a great time. And of course you have to play golf when you’re in Scotland 😉 Did you continue playing after you left?

  • Melibee Global

    Such an informative site – wonderful job!  (BTW, I’m a 40-something year old who has a business in study abroad – and I studied abroad and lived abroad twice! 🙂  We’re very young at heart, so don’t miss the chance to pick our brains too!)  Feel free to check out the site:  http://www.melibeeglobal.com
    I look forward to more of your writing and perspective.

  • Just checked out your site and it’s awesome. You have a great perspective on the study abroad experience and some really informative articles as well! Definitely worth checking out if you’re going abroad.

  • Robbie

    Hey Nate!  This blog is a great idea and a much needed resource for students studying abroad.  I wish you would have been writing it when I was making my decision back in 2002.  My time in Wellington, NZ was amazing though and I wouldn’t trade the life experience for anything.  All the best!

    Robbie Reese

  • Thanks Robbie, I’ve yet to meet a study abroad student who didn’t appreciate the value of their experience. I hope my blog will be able to help some of the students participating in the LEAD Program!

  • Sarah

    This is by far the best study abroad blog I have come across!! I’m getting ready to go to Ireland in February and all of your tips and suggestions have done wonders at bringing my stress level down to an acceptable level. You’re awesome! Keep up the good work!!! 

  • Abh5h3

    Hello Nate!  I just wanted to start off by saying i love your blog. Im studying abroad in reading, uk (pretty close to london) in about a month and your blog makes me super excited about it every time i read it. Anyways, i had a question. My semester abroad ends march 23 and i wanted to travel for a couple weeks after. The only thing is my parents are (and although i dont want to admit it, but i am too) a little scared about the fact that i dont know anybody there yet, and am apprehensive about booking a flight three weeks after school ends not knowing if anybody there is going to be able to travel with. Are there any intrest groups online of people looking to backpack that i could look into doing, or would you just say that things will probably work out and ill meet some people that will be willing to travel along with me.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic blog! Thanks for sharing all the great information and encouragement!

  • Thanks Sarah, have a great time in Ireland, and if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask.