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  • Saying Goodbye to Study Abroad

    Home / Student Stories / Saying Goodbye to Study Abroad Two more weeks until the end of term, until I leave Oxford, leave England. Two more weeks before I pack my bags, deciding what to keep and what to throw away, torn receipts and ticket stubs, food wrappers and essay notes, all junk, all memories I want to hold…

    Saying Goodbye to Study Abroad

  • How To Overcome First Generation Hurdles While Studying Abroad

    Let me start by saying that I am a first-generation college student who grew up in poverty. I have also struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life. At one point, I started failing classes and had to drop out of college for a year and a half. Studying abroad has always been…

    How To Overcome First Generation Hurdles While Studying Abroad

  • From Regret to Optimism: Finding Common Ground in a Foreign Institution

    Re-posted with consent from Lea Morin and the Amherst Global Education blog, Beyond the Bubble: The overarching feeling I’ve had since my journey to London has been one of regret. Leading up to my departure, I was on campus working and observing the start of the Fall semester at Amherst as an outsider. I didn’t…

    From Regret to Optimism: Finding Common Ground in a Foreign Institution

  • Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Psychology in London

    When I started my semester studying psychology at University College London (UCL), I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Coming from a school that operates under the “block plan” (we only take one class at a time for 4 weeks), I knew it would be a new academic experience. However, I was not totally prepared…

    Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Studying Psychology in London

  • Australia Outbound Study Abroad

    Short-Term Study Abroad IFSA provides study abroad during three-week Summer programs (January Term) and four-week Winter program (June-July). Opportunities are open to students of all year levels and all fields. No previous knowledge is required and all classes are taught in English (well, except for some language class offerings). Summer options include: Ecology and Sustainable…

    Australia Outbound Study Abroad

  • Introducing the Spring 2023 IFSA Student Marketing Correspondents

    January 17, 2023 Meet Our Newest Roving Reporters There’s no one better qualified to share the experiences of students in new lands than the students themselves. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce you to our 15 Spring 2023 Student Marketing Correspondents. We look forward to hearing from this talented crew as they discover Argentina, Australia,…

    Introducing the Spring 2023 IFSA Student Marketing Correspondents

  • Introducing the Spring 2024 IFSA Student Marketing Correspondents

    IFSA | March 25, 2024 Meet Our Newest Roving Reporters We’re thrilled to welcome a new group of students to share their stories from abroad during the Spring 2024 term. With words, photos, and the magic of social media, this talented group will take students back home in the U.S. along on their cultural journeys.  …

    Introducing the Spring 2024 IFSA Student Marketing Correspondents

  • For the Student Activist Abroad

    By January of my sophomore year, I was feeling emotionally and physically drained. It was almost as if all of the energy I had mustered over a lifetime had been sucked out of me by my academic and social situations, as well as the political climate. I had been working over twenty hours a week,…

    For the Student Activist Abroad

  • Don’t Forget Academics When Choosing a Study Abroad Program

    At Kenyon, it seems that most students study abroad primarily to immerse themselves in a different culture. Some do this to become more proficient in the language, others to explore hands-on the history or culture, and some simply want to get out of rural Ohio. And these are all fair and good reasons to study…

    Don’t Forget Academics When Choosing a Study Abroad Program

  • Exploring London Through Street Art

    In the spring semester of 2016, I studied abroad in London, England, a long way away from my home state of Texas.I was fortunate enough to have been able to travel across the world with my family before this study abroad experience. We had even been to England on a previous trip.I love traveling, because…

    Exploring London Through Street Art