Ready To Unlock Your Study Overseas Journey?
So, you’ve got that burning desire to study abroad, but you’re wondering, “How do I make it happen?” With some planning and support, you can turn your dreams into reality. Check out these 10 ways to study overseas and live your best life (while hitting the books) in a new country.
Which study abroad program is right for you?
1. Go all-in with a full-year study abroad program:
One of the best ways to study abroad is to spend an entire year living in a new country. Imagine immersing yourself in Florence for a year, learning the language, becoming a local, and soaking up the culture. If you have the time and a sense of adventure, studying abroad is an enriching experience you won’t want to miss!
2. Split your study abroad year between different places:
Can’t decide between two dream locations? No problem! Study in one place for a while, then hop over to another and explore the best of both worlds. If you’re waffling between two places, take the easy way and do both!
3. Semester abroad:
As much as many of us would love to study abroad for a year, it’s not always possible. Rather than scrapping the entire idea, you can still have an incredible study abroad experience. Many programs like SRISA provide activities and events to help you feel like a part of the local community, no matter the length of stay. Trust us – it’s totally worth it!
4. Summer classes abroad:
Short on time? Take advantage of summer courses abroad. It’s a sweet way to learn something new and immerse yourself in a different culture without being away for too long. Sign up for one or two courses in art history or Italian culture that you don’t have the time in your regular academic schedule to take.
5. Master a foreign language:
Living and studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your language skills. Being immersed in where people speak the language will ensure you get daily practice. Plus, it’ll make you stand out in the job market and give you great communication skills.
6. Unleash your artistic side:
If you’re into art, why not take your skills to the next level in a place with a rich artistic history, like Florence? Take art classes in the same city that produced Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Fra Angelico. Programs like SRISA offer some of the best facilities in Italy to study art and learn about contemporary skills.
How to enroll in a study abroad program
Now, let’s focus on the practical aspect of selecting the perfect study abroad program to match your academic goals and aspirations.
7. Study abroad with your university:
Enroll through your university for seamless credit transfer and degree program alignment. Whether your university has international campuses or partnerships with schools like SRISA, dedicated support is available to guide you in selecting the right program, navigating bureaucratic processes, and ensuring your classes count towards your degree.
8. Enroll directly in a school abroad:
Not all universities have study abroad programs, but that shouldn’t stop you. Explore schools like SRISA that offer direct enrollment, administrative support, cultural events, and travel opportunities. Programs like SRISA issue US-Transcripts, simplifying credit transfer. Consult your university’s registrar or academic office to discuss options available to you.
9. Post-grad programs abroad:
Keep the study abroad adventure going after graduation! Many programs in English allow you to complete an entire year or more of studying and living abroad. Non-degree earning programs like SRISA’s Post-Baccalaureate program let you utilize state-of-the-art facilities while improving your art skills.
10. Scholarships for study abroad:
Funding your study abroad dreams can be tricky, but scholarships got you covered. Check out opportunities from programs like SRISA, your university, and various organizations. Cha-ching!
So, there you have it: 10 ways to show you how to study abroad. Reach out to SRISA or your university’s study abroad office today. It’s time to make those dreams come true!