Congratulations on your decision to study abroad! The value of studying abroad goes far beyond just being able to say you have been somewhere besides your hometown. It provides you with the opportunity to broaden your worldview, grow personally, and can provide you with highly beneficial life skills. The cross-cultural understanding you will gain can also be a benefit as you move into a competitive job market that requires the ability to engage with people from all over the world.
As you prepare to spend time abroad, please consider that studying abroad can be stressful and overwhelming at times. You will not only be navigating unfamiliar transportation and educational systems, but also unfamiliar social situations. Most individuals who spends time in a culture different from their own will experience some degree of culture shock. The Study Abroad office is here to help as you prepare for your study abroad experience, please contact us with any questions.
Note . . . Booking Airfare
When purchasing flights students should consider the cost of having to change or cancel their flights due to unforeseen travel issues.
The airline will charge you the difference in fare between the old and new tickets. Generally, if you purchase a full-fare ticket instead of a restricted or discounted ticket, you will have more options and pay less fees when it comes to making changes.
It is recommended that students book a refundable ticket or purchase travel insurance that will help cover the cost of changes in travel plans.