About The Study Abroad Blog:
I 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.
And of course, you can always email me – nate (at) thestudyabroadblog.com