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Guide to Exploring Study Abroad & Global Programs

  • Is it Safe to Study Abroad? | Abroad360° Workshop

    On April 22nd Diversity Abroad's Student Success team hosted an online discussion on a questions many students and families have, 'Is it Safe to Study Abroad?'

  • Redefining My Faith While in South Africa

    From the desert to the wetland, or from the scrub land to the subtropics, South Africa boasts an incredible diversity of climate, flora, and fauna. Although 13km of sea separate Africa and Europe at …

  • Experiencing Japan as a Black Woman

    I wanted to go abroad because I'd been interested in learning Japanese since I was a kid and had decided to go ahead and start learning when I got to college. I was doing well in my language courses,…

  • Top 10 Study Abroad Scholarships for Japan

    Study abroad in Japan can be costly, but don’t let this hinder you from choosing Japan as your destination country! There are many study abroad scholarships and financial-aid options to support stude…

  • Being the Only One in Australia

    I grew up in a military family so I'm used to moving around. I've learned to love traveling, meeting new people, trying new things, and just being able to start anew. I really wanted to keep that tre…

  • Being Black in Costa Rica

    Don't allow fear to be your motivating factor as to why you don't travel abroad. Take a risk and step out on faith. As you learn more about your host country, you learn more about yourself; it is a r…

  • Accepting that Plans Will Change in Costa Rica

    I've always had an interest in traveling, so I took advantage of the fact that Duke offered study abroad programs all over the world in which I could also gain credit towards graduation. I decided to…

  • Leveraging Immersive Study in China to Meet Career Goals

    While I have always had the chance to peer at China from the periphery, moving to China provided me a unique opportunity to turn my perspective on its face and look from the inside at my surroundings…

  • Tips for Traveling in China as a Black person

    Traveling while Black, whether it’s educational travel like study abroad or just for leisure, is a unique experience that can be rewarding or quite frustrating, depending on your outlook. In a place …

  • Tips & Advice from a Journalism Major in Seville, Spain

    I decided to go abroad because I wanted to see the world and become fluent in Spanish. I had been thinking about studying abroad since my freshman year of college, the only concern was money and loca…

  • Playing American Football in Spain

    I studied abroad through ISA (International Studies Abroad). ISA provided more than enough options for business majors so I did not compare and contrast them with any other provider. I chose to study…

  • Navigating Spain as a Black Person

    In retrospect, when considering the amount of blacks in Spain, I felt it was slightly unaccommodating to Africans and African Americans. For example, throughout the country, even in cosmopolitan citi…

  • 7 Stellar Sights in Spain

    Spain has long been a classic Western European destination, particularly for students. Its unique culture and history have had a worldwide impact. In many ways, Spain’s historical legacy touches not …

  • Being Muslim in Spain

    I can definitely say I've come back from studying abroad as a better person and better student. Having interacted in a new country with different infrastructure and customs, I believe I've returned f…

  • What to Consider when Choosing a Study Abroad Program

    Making the decision to study abroad, like any big life decision, takes a lot of self-reflection and thought. While there are certainly those among us who have no problem spinning a globe and allowing…

  • Is Study Abroad Safe?

    As the entire world grapples with the impact of COVID-19, thousands of students from around the world have had their international study or internship abroad plans disrupted. But, what if you’re plan…

  • How Language Study Led Me to Tunisia

    As a Latinx, I am bilingual and have had a huge interest in learning another foreign language. I started by watching YouTube videos of native speakers to see which ones interested me the most and wou…

  • The Journey Before the Journey: Finding the Right Program

    As part of my global studies major, I have the option of studying abroad and fulfill my degree requirements at the same time. I decided to find out which programs suited my needs as at the time of lo…

  • Health and Safety Issues Abroad

    It’s important that you take personal responsibility for your health and safety while abroad. If you don't take care of yourself, you’ll be at greater risk for illness and dangerous situations.

  • 4 Steps to Land an Internship Abroad

    If you’re considering or have decided to do an internship abroad, we’ve compiled a few steps to ensure you are prepared for the process and secure the right one for you!

  • Standing Out as a Dental Student

    Our Diversity Abroad alumni have been able to prepare, engage, and reflect on their international experiences. Upon their return we asked them questions for them to share how they did all of the abov…

  • 3 Benefits of Study Abroad

    Besides being fun and exciting, study abroad is a unique life changing experience that will help you grow. Below are just a few of the various ways going abroad benefits you academically, professiona…

  • 6 Tips for Managing Dietary Restrictions While Abroad

    For anyone travelling to a different country, a unique set of challenges will surely arise. New surroundings, new customs, new people — you’ll be pushed to reach outside of your comfort zone in tryin…

  • A Girl Consumed by Wanderlust

    Our Diversity Abroad alumni have been able to prepare, engage, and reflect on their international experiences. Upon their return we asked them questions for them to share how they did all of the abov…

  • Going Abroad After Gaining Independence in College

    I decided to study abroad because I wanted to do something by myself. Before coming to college I had never spent a night away from my family, but during my freshman year I found a sense of independen…