Everything study abroad for the week of January 8, 2012
I recently realized that it’s not easy to give out specific study abroad advice in my usual posts, so I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt to write a sort of weekly/biweekly “study abroad summary” if you will, called “Study Abroad Sense”. It could take the form of “what happened this week in Study Abroad”, it will almost definitely include helpful links and articles, and who knows what else. My goal here is to provide useful study abroad specific help, which means if it happened in the “world of study abroad”, but will in no way shape or form directly affect you, I won’t make you read about it.
Post From The Past
I Went For a Swim…In Loch Ness
Our tour of the Scottish Highlands was our first trip outside of St. Andrews, and as far as my travels go, it’s still one of my favorites. Not to knock them, because they’re without question awesome, but a lot of the big cities that I went to in mainland Europe were similar. It was the small things that made this trip memorable – seeing highland cows, whiskey tasting, singing “500 Miles” with our bus driver on the way back to our hostel while drinking beers one night, and of course, taking a dip in Loch Ness. It was real Scotland (for the most part), not mass-produced key-chains of famous landmarks or fake displays of culture put on for tourists. Good times.
Study Abroad Resources and Stuff
Go Global! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad
We’ve all heard it by now: getting a college degree is no longer enough to guarantee success in the tedious and never-ending process known as finding a good job. The answer? According to Stacie Berdan, “Today’s students need as much international exposure as they can get since globalization continues to increase employers’ demands for more global workers.” What does this mean? Stacie’s new book, Go Global! finally explains exactly how your college education and experience studying abroad will actually help you in your future career. It’s full of great resources, and if you’re like me and plan on spending some time in China, check out chapter 7.
Random Cool Study Abroad Happenings
GoAbroad.com’s Detailed Scholarships Abroad Search
One of the biggest factors that discourage students from studying abroad is the cost, and it’s true, studying abroad does cost money. However, it’s genuinely not as hard as most people think to fund a semester in another country, it’s just a matter of finding the resources to do it. While I’ve previously written about some of the bigger scholarships offered here in the U.S., GoAbroad.com just came out with this huge database of scholarships offered to students in just about any and every subject and country in the World. Take a look.
This Weeks Interesting Study Abroad Links
- Technology and Study Abroad: Good, Bad or Evil? – GoAbroad.com
- International study programs increasingly moving outside of Western Europe – Deseret News
- The Right Study Abroad Program Can Prepare Students for the Global Marketplace – Huffington Post
- 8 travel challenges for 2012 – Lonely Planet
- Traveling Blogs: The “Write” Approach to Studying Abroad – The Wesleyan Argus
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch!