The first annual Institute of International Education Summit on Generation Study Abroad brings together more than 600 partners with the goal of doubling the number of students who study abroad by 2020. Noodle Expert Jessie Voigts reports on what to expect from the convening of education leaders, business representatives, politicians, and journalists to discuss the future of international education.
Deciding to Study Abroad
Study abroad is a short-term education experience wherein a student travels to a different country to pursue a field of study for academic credit. Study abroad usually encompasses course work as well as cultural and social immersion, sometimes including foreign language study. Deciding to study abroad is an exciting situation with some key questions, namely, where to study abroad, dealing with homesickness or unfamiliar cultures, how long to study abroad, whether to choose a study abroad program or to apply as an individual, when to study abroad (during the academic year, or the summer, for example), how academic credit will be awarded, and many more questions handled in this topic.