Whether you’re just starting out or have a couple of years under your belt, college is by far the greatest opportunity an individual can have to travel internationally and study abroad. College students today have greater resources for travel than ever before and it is vital to become aware of what programs your university may offer in order to take full advantage of what the future may hold. Students can learn the ancient language of Scottish Gaelic while strolling through the palace gardens of Edinburgh Castle, spend a semester immersing themselves in the beautiful city and culture of Heidelberg, Germany, or even go hiking through the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica. It’s all up to you!
The charming city of Heidelberg, Germany, home to Germany's oldest and among its most respected universities, Heidelberg University.
The first step to take when considering studying abroad is to research various colleges and their programs, as each university differs in terms of what countries are available, financial support, and accessibility. Start your research early on in your college career and talk to an advisor in order to plan ahead on when the best time is to make this commitment so that it does not interfere with your credits and coursework. Don’t be discouraged! Studying abroad can be possible for anyone with the right program.
Goucher College, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the highest ranked universities for studying abroad and was the first college in the nation to require its students to study abroad at least once.
Worried about the Cost? Don’t forget about amazing programs like the National Student Exchange Program! Schools that are part of the NSE program offer the unforgettable experience of exchanging to another university within the United States, US territories, Canada, and more, all while paying your home school tuition. Check it out here! http://www.nse.org/
So go and take advantage of all the incredible opportunities that you as a college student are being offered! Whether you spend your semester in Rome or Berlin, Costa Rica or Japan, or even Australia or Africa, you will be making unforgettable memories that will be cherished for the rest of your life. Start researching now! You won’t regret it.