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While You're Abroad

Studying abroad is more than just traveling. There are a lot of different aspects to manage, but the following tips can assist you on your program.

Co-Op Search While Abroad
Co-op searching while abroad is the same as co-op searching while at home and we have some tips from SCDC.

Managing Your Academics
There are lots of new places to explore and discover when you are abroad. But always remember this is an academic endeavor and time must be set aside to focus on studies and class work. 

Culture Shock
After the initial excitement wears off, unfamiliar customs and culture may be confusing and the need for familiarity can become overwhelming. Learn about the challenges of culture shock while studying abroad.

Answering Difficult Questions
Check out this interactive resource published by the US State Department to prepare you to talking about elements of American culture that those who live out of the United States may ask you about. 

Documenting Your Experience
Documenting your time abroad is a great way to process what you are observing and share with family and friends.

Biker in Amsterdam 

Photo Credit:
Chris Sircusa, International Area Studies, "Panning For Gold"