More than 143,000 Americans studied overseas in the 2001-2002 academic year, and the number has been increasing by 14 per cent annually. For students everywhere contemplating a semester abroad, this book is a useful road map. Packed with savvy advice, it shows them how to select the right programme (or create their own), receive the financial aid they need, and handle the nuts and bolts of study abroad: housing, visas, safety, academic credits, adjusting to a new culture, and more. Using the tips in this guide, students should have the time of their lives - and even discover how to market their overseas experience to potential employers when they return.
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: Study Abroad Basics.Chapter 1: All Abroad! Getting the Lowdown on Studying Abroad.Chapter 2: Timing Is Everything: Knowing When to Go.Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Plan!Chapter 4: Thinking Ahead: Prerequisites for Studying Abroad.Part II: Finding a Program That Is Right for You.Chapter 5: Hitting the Library: Researching Program Options.Chapter 6: Beware: Hazards in Transferring Credit.Chapter 7: Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief: Considering Special Areas of Study.Chapter 8: Daring to Be Different: The British University System.Part III: Applying to Schools and Programs Abroad.Chapter 9: Submitting Applications.Chapter 10: What Will It Cost and How Will I Pay for It?Chapter 11: I've Been Accepted! Now What?Part IV: Leaving Home and Going Abroad.Chapter 12: Getting Ready to Go.Chapter 13: All the Right Stuff: Taking What You Need.Chapter 14: Settling In and Enjoying Your New Home.Chapter 15: Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road and Other Cultural Differences.Chapter 16: Money Makes the World Go 'Round.Chapter 17: Staying Safe Abroad.Chapter 18: An Apple a Day: Staying Healthy While You're Away.Part V: Returning Home.Chapter 19: All Good Things Must End: Getting Ready to Go Home.Chapter 20: Bracing Yourself for Re-entry Shock.Chapter 21: Going Abroad Again!Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 22: Ten Unique Study Abroad Programs.Chapter 23: Ten Fun Adventures.Chapter 24: Ten Considerations for Nontraditional Destinations.Chapter 25: Ten Reasons to Do Grad School Abroad.Index.
Erin Sullivan is a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and a graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a Peer Advisor in their Study Abroad Office. She is going abroad again to pursue graduate studies in business.