PLU Study Abroad Questions & Answers

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What are some general safety precautions I should take when I study abroad?

I think in general the most important thing to remember when you're studying abroad is to avoid standing out too much as a tourist. Pay... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do I choose where to study abroad? There's so many choices!

A big portion of this choice will be based on the program itself. For instance, English majors typically study in England, Spanish majors... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are some necessary items I should pack for studying abroad?

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The way my schedule works out, it looks like I will only have the option to study abroad if I go the fall of my senior year. Is it worth it to miss part of my final year on-campus for travel?

I studied abroad my senior year, though I did a wintermester trip, and it was totally worth it. I would like into winter/spring break... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I am interested in one specific abroad program, but as of now no one else from my university is signed up to go on it. Is it worth the risk to go alone?

Even though this situation does seem daunting, I think that it is worth the risk of going on a program where you don't know anyone.... (more)Read 2 Answers
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How can I get more information on study abroad programs?

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What is one piece of advice you would give to someone studying abroad?

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. You already are by just going on the trip, but once you get there, make an effort to meet the... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My study abroad classes are more time-consuming than I was expecting. How can I balance getting all of my work done while still being able to explore my new city?

Of course, I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction and tell you to neglect your studies. Quite the opposite! One thing to keep... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What is the best time to study abroad?

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If you're deciding between two different study abroad programs, both of which are in the same city, how can you determine which program is better for you?

I would definitely look to see which program credits will transfer easiest to your usual university (so many of my friends have had... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some of the most important safety tips when it comes to studying abroad?

Make sure that you know where you are going! It is really easy to get lost and wander somewhere you should not be or that is not safe.... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I'm worried about the cost of studying abroad; are there any opportunities for scholarships and extra funding that I can apply for?

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I'm going abroad without knowing anyone- what are some good ways to make friends?

Going abroad without knowing anyone is a lot like going to college for the first time without knowing anyone; it's a bit nerve-wracking,... (more)Read 1 Answer
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When studying abroad, how well did you mesh with your host family? Was it ever awkward?

I was by far the most worried about staying with a host family. I'm not comfortable in other people's houses when I don't know them, so I... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some easy ways to save money when studying abroad?

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When is the best time to study abroad?

It really can depend, but in general at my school students tend to study abroad during spring of their junior year. I think spring... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My school has it's own facility in many study abroad locations- if I choose to go to one of these countries, how can I make friends with the locals since I won't be attending a local university?

Go to coffee shops, stop at bars, experience the local culture. Go out and experience life like you live there-- because you do! You can... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Where did people most enjoy studying abroad? Where were your favorite places to visit during weekend trips?

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Any tips on making local friends while studying abroad?

The best way to meet locals when you're studying abroad is to join clubs. Even if you're not going to a local university where you can... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do I need to know the language of a country before studying abroad there? What are some of the drawbacks of not speaking their language fluently?

You don't need to know the language of a country before studying abroad there, though it definitely doesn't hurt! Luckily, most people in... (more)Read 1 Answer

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