PLU Study Abroad Questions & Answers

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What are some summer study abroad programs that people have done and would recommend to people who did not study abroad during the school year?

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If you have studied abroad, where did you go? Why did you chose that specific place?

I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain last spring. I chose Madrid because I am a Spanish minor, so I figured that if I was going to study... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Every study abroad article says to bring a small amount of clothing, how do I go about choosing what clothes to bring?

Choose a range of clothes that are comfortable, easy to wash, and easy to pack. Depending on what time of year you're studying abroad and... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I've heard that once study abroad is over, the group of friends that I've made will dissipate when we are back on campus. Is this true? How do I keep this from happening?

It's absolutely true. Unfortunately, many students participating in study abroad are in different programs, and you won't run into each... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I don't think I can afford to study abroad for a whole semester. What are some other more affordable options?

I would definitely look into shorter programs. Many study abroad offices offer special courses (especially in the summer) that last for... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some of the best study abroad programs for rising juniors? How does one choose from the vast number of options/locations?

All the study abroad options are great, but certainly intimidating at times. My suggestions would be to think about your wants and needs... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some tips on how to juggle my classes and credits so I can study abroad for a semester and still graduate on time?

If you know that you want to study abroad at the beginning of your college career, make sure that you save some of your elective credits... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do some people adjust to the real-world after their times abroad? How do some people adjust to abroad from the real-world?

Studying abroad and the real world definitely do require different mindsets. I know that after I returned from studying abroad, it was... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I'm going to live in another country all by myself. I'm not extroverted. How can I make friends while studying abroad?

Before you leave, see if there are Facebook groups for people to join who are studying abroad in a certain place or a study abroad group... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is it silly to consider traveling the entire summer after finishing undergrad next year? I want to experience the world before starting my career.

I don't think it's silly at all! In fact, I think the summer is a great time to travel. What I would consider is what your financial... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Where do you begin when looking for a study abroad program? There are so many options!

The best place to start is probably going to talk to an advisor in your school's study abroad office. They'll have printouts, resources,... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Has anyone ever experienced culture shock? How did you handle it?

Culture shock is more or less a given while studying abroad. The best way to prepare for culture shock is to acknowledge that it's going... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I have to study abroad in order to get an Honors degree. How do I decide whether I should study abroad for a semester or for mini-term?

Deciding to study abroad is a big decision -- so talking to your academic advisor about it can help you figure out what sort of study... (more)Read 1 Answer

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