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There is a plethora of study abroad programs from which college students can choose these days. If you are hung up on location, location, location and need some direction, think about these cities and your interests as you plot your semester abroad!
[Note: This is the second part of a two-part feature. Yesterday, we highlighted 6 amazing cities for study abroad.]
It is no secret that China is a huge rising economic world power. Aside from being a vast, beautiful country that is completely different culturally from the US, China offers business students an awesome opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of global economics and make some helpful contacts for the future.
Like Beijing, Tokyo is sure to be a city unlike any other in the US. So, if you’re after a brand new view of the world, one of these locations is a terrific option. Japan is a great place for students studying English or planning to teach. Sound crazy? It’s not! There are tons of opportunities for English-speaking students to teach English while studying abroad. Temple University has a notable study abroad program in Japan that offers tons of different courses.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is a great option for students who are focusing on Spanish or Latin American studies and literature. Not only do you get to utilize your language skills, but Buenos Aires is much less congested with tourists than Spain. This city is also known for its pulsing night life.
Prague, Czech Republic
For the music or arts student looking for a getaway rich with history, Prague is your place! There are tons of museums and concerts combined with gorgeous architecture that has survived over the years. Prague is also a major economic hub of Eastern Europe for all of the finance majors out there.
For students studying environmental sciences, Copenhagen may be of interest: it is noted as one of the most environmentally friendly cities. If you are interested in marketing, this may also be the place for you because many Danish media and broadcasting corporations are located in and operate from Copenhagen.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal is a wonderful place for students who aren’t keen on traveling across an ocean or want to practice their French language skills somewhere other than touristy old Paris. Its a great international hub for business and culture. Montreal is your city if you’re looking for a European feel closer to home.
Use these cities as jumping off points for your study abroad journey. If you just don’t know how to choose where to study abroad, talk to your academic advisor or other students who have tried it! They will certainly have more advice.
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If you finish your first year of college and begin to stress about how you’re going to pay for the rest of your education, don’t fret— numerous scholarships are available for students who are already enrolled in college. With the rising costs of tuition, there are many resources you can take advantage of to keep down your student loans and add merit to your resume. You can find scholarships by visiting your school’s financial aid office and making a free student profile on Cappex!
Study Abroad Scholarships
Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity for college students, usually taken during junior year. As a sophomore, if you want to study abroad but don’t know if you can afford it, the option may still be available to you. There are various study abroad agencies in America that offer scholarships to help students study overseas, like the IES Abroad or AIFS Study Abroad programs. When looking for a study abroad scholarship, the best way to ensure you get the money you need is to plan early and begin looking a year ahead of time.
Large companies and corporations often sponsor scholarships that are available to all enrolled students with no restrictive eligibility criteria. Though there is more competition for corporate scholarships, they are great to apply for because of their straightforward requirements and easy application process. Corporate scholarships can range from a few hundred dollars to a full tuition, and many are given on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Private scholarships are more commonly found through your university, are sponsored by benefactors, and often boast the name of whomever the scholarship is commemorating. Unlike corporate scholarships, private scholarships are likely to have specific target candidates related to characteristics of the benefactor, ranging from students who study a certain major to students who have overcome certain obstacles in the past. Though this information is often available online, meeting with your academic advisor to discuss university scholarships will ensure that you know you qualify before you begin the potentially complex application process.
Finding a paid internship with a company in your career field can also be a productive way to find scholarships. If they see potential in you and want you to continue working for them in the future, some companies will have aid programs where they either pay your tuition while you’re employed or work out an arrangement to help you in the future.
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Newsflash: moving off campus during the summer is a great experience!
While there are many wonderful reasons to stay on campus when classes are not in session, there are cons to limiting yourself to the same set of buildings you spend the school year navigating. Below is a list of reasons why getting off campus during the summer is a smart move.
Relocation sparks creativity. Recently, CNN reported research showing that challenging yourself with learning the ropes of a new campus or town improves your ability to think creatively. Why? When you surround yourself with people and places you are not used to in everyday life, you make new connections and begin to see the world from a different perspective. It also helps you find out more about yourself and your own habits.
Hit the refresh button. Getting away from your campus during the summer months will not only feel like a vacation (even if you are doing research or working…) but when you get back to your old stomping grounds in the fall, you won’t be completely tired of walking the same streets every day. Your favorite coffee shop will await you with open arms and it will be so nice to be back.
Expand your network. Even moving to a different neighborhood can introduce you to new people you otherwise never would have met. If you’re working an internship, doing research or even just hanging out somewhere other than your school, the connections you make can be beneficial post graduation when you need a job and are exploring all leads. They can also be fun!
Construction season? Depending on where you attend school, summer might be the only time your campus can tear down and rebuild buildings or fix roads. Basically, summer can mean construction season. Get off campus to avoid the hassle.
Study Abroad. Many students find studying abroad during the school year tricky if they are trying to double major or participate in athletics that require them to be on campus year round. Use the summer to travel abroad and take classes! Check with your counselor to see if your school offers summer courses abroad.
This is not to say that there aren’t compelling reasons to stay on campus during the summer months. Remember, you have several summers during your college years. Use each one to grow in a new way and don’t be afraid to try something different each year!
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